Urinary incontinence (UI) occurs when there’s an involuntary loss of urine originating from stress on the bladder, frequent urges, hormone changes, and more.
There are different types of UI, but the most common are stress incontinence and urge incontinence.
Stress incontinence is caused by the physical changes from pregnancy and results in an involuntary loss of urine during physical actions like coughing, laughing, or sneezing.
Urge incontinence is caused by damaged nerve endings in the bladder and can result in frequent urges to urinate that cause leaks.
Many women experience urinary incontinence during pregnancy, and some of those women continue to have symptoms after having the baby. With all of the other responsibilities keeping you busy after pregnancy, you shouldn’t have to worry about urinary incontinence.