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Physical therapy cures postpartum stress incontinence

BMJ 2004; 329 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.329.7478.0-f (Published 02 December 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:0-f

Question Can physical therapy cure stress urinary incontinence in women with symptoms persisting longer than three months post partum?

Synopsis Urinary incontinence is common among postpartum women. These authors enrolled 52 women who had persistent stress urinary incontinence at least three months after delivery as measured by a standardised test using 20 minutes of exercises such as jumping jacks and measuring the difference in weight of a perineal pad to determine urine leakage. The women were stratified into four groups according …

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