Great to see this published on the Government’s website today…You can read the full article on the button link below.
- Distressing issues like pelvic organ prolapse, perineal tears, pelvic pain and incontinence due to childbirth are too common so the government and NHS are taking action
- Boosting women’s health and wellbeing remains a top priority and the government continues working and investing in world-class healthcare.
Women who have gone through the often devastating pain and distress of a traumatic birth will receive better aftercare and support, and pregnant women will be better equipped with the information they need as part of their routine antenatal care, as plans are unveiled for the implementation of a nationwide pelvic health service.
Roughly 1 in 3 women experience urinary incontinence 3 months after pregnancy and around 1 in 7 experience anal incontinence 6 months after birth. One in 12 women report symptoms of pelvic organ prolapse – which is when one or more of the organs in the pelvis slip down from their normal position and bulge into the vagina. These distressing issues can affect women’s ability to work, their sexual and social relationships, and their mental health.