One in 3 women who ever had a baby wet themselves

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Publication date: 
24 November 2016
Publication type: 
Fact sheet
Intended audience: 
General public

Even women who have just had one baby are nearly 3 times more likely to have a bladder control problem. Looking after your pelvic floor muscles is vital when having a baby. This fact sheet covers:

  • why you leak urine after having a baby
  • if the leaking goes away by itself
  • how your bladder works
  • what your pelvic floor muscles do
  • what happens if your pelvic floor muscles are weak
  • how you can stop these things from happening
  • where your pelvic floor muscles are and how you can care for them