The baby was born and there is all the joy and happiness for being a mother, but sometimes, some unforeseen events happen that hinder this moment to be lived in its fullness.
Urinary incontinence (loss of pee) in the postpartum period is very common, and prolapses (“fallen bladder”) and fecal incontinence (loss of gas or feces) can also occur.
Cutting the episiotomy or laceration can make this region very painful, making postpartum recovery difficult and, in many cases, leading to pain and discomfort during intercourse. Difficulty in relaxing these muscles, scarring from cesarean section, hormonal changes can also lead to discomfort during sex.
It is recommended that, in the postpartum period, an assessment of this musculature is carried out in all mothers, regardless of whether it was a normal or cesarean delivery.