Hi I have a 2yr old and since having her I have had problems with leaking urine when I cough, sneeze & laugh. I was told it would improve over time but it hasn't? My husband & I want to have another baby but I am worried this problem will get even worse. I was told to perform pelvic floor exercises straight after giving birth, but I did not find them to be useful hence still got the problem. Does anyone have any suggestions. Thanks Lisa
Your GP should be able to help as well as referring you for physio. Im not sure if they still do them but they can give you a device shaped similar to a cone which is worn internally and designed to work the muscles by contracting them to hold the " cone " inside. These come in different weights and are supposed to strengthen and tone the pelvic floor thus helping you to control your bladder flow more effectively. Might be worth a try ?
Good luck in TTC !!
Hope things are going well. I had similar problems after the birth of my baby and wanted some help to stop leaking and stop worrying about leaking. I'm not sure whereabouts you are, but I went to a clinic called Tonicity in London (by Marble Arch). I had the electrical treatment which Zo is talking about (feels like a tingle/tickle) and biofeedback, which shows on a computer screen how well your pelvic floor is doing the exercises. They also taught some stability exercises which helped my back. I am feeling better about things and still have a couple of sessions to go. I haven't used the cones so don't know how well they work, but would recommend the other things.
Their website is www.tonicity.eu but there may be something similar near you. Otherwise you could try your GP, but it may take longer.
Good luck, R
Hi all, Just to update you re attending Tonicity clinic. Have now completed my course of treatments and am feeling great about myself. My pelvic floor muscles are notably stronger and I am continuing to do my pelvic floor exercises at home. As I said before would recommend anyone to attend the clinic.
Thanks again to RachEv for the recommendation.
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