Specialist in treating pelvic floor dysfunction
Judith Florendo says, "Women should understand that any urinary incontinence is not normal-it is common, but it is not normal. If it goes beyond six weeks postpartum, go back to your doctor and ask for a referral to a physical therapist. I can't tell you how many young women just let it go because they think it is going to go away. Don't be afraid to come out and talk about this issue."
Treatment begins with an assessment of the patient's pelvic floor strength to see what the ability to contract the muscles is. The therapist then ranks the strength of the muscles and works on effective exercises to correctly build strength.