"Continence post childbirth"
About: Locala Community Partnerships CIC / Continence advisory service Locala Community Partnerships CIC Continence advisory service Batley WF17 5PW
Posted by Sally M (as ),
A complicated birth left me with stress incontinence which impacted on my confidence, self esteem and most importantly my willingness to undertake physical activity outside the privacy of my own home. Having tried pelvic floor exercises immediately after the birth with not enough improvement, I was advised that the next step was surgery and to wait until I had finished having children.
Not wanting to undergo surgery whilst my child was small and fearful of taking time off work, I tolerated the stress incontinence for many years. I referred myself to Locala recently and have been delighted with the support, advice and encouragement I have received. I was given a full assessment and tailored exercises which have made a huge difference.