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Vaginal birth and pelvic floor disorders

Decisions made during delivery can prevent Pelvic Floor Disorders (PFD), for example avoiding assisted birth (forceps), protecting the perineum as the foetus’ head comes out, or making a surgical incision to widen the birth canal when necessary. On the other hand, the pelvic floor can be improved with Kegel exercises and by avoiding weight gain, constipation, coughing or high-impact physical exercise.

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Up to 46% of women have these symptoms, and it is common for the same woman to have several pelvic floor disorders.

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