Postpartum

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by Marilyn-Lu Webb NP-BC, PhD

Prenatal classes may not mention the possibility of several consequences, as an aftermath of the birth of beautiful new human life. Some of these are urinary leakage, fecal incontinence, vaginal prolapse and depression! Honestly, these are not what most patients might expect following a vaginal birth. However, as I asked my daughter after the birth of her first daughter, “Are you running anymore?” I knew she wanted to regain her previously svelte shape that had been possible through her tri-weekly runs with a friend. “No”, she replied. “I am leaking too much and you know there is nothing you can do about it!”