Dannecker, Christian; Anthuber, Christoph
The effects of childbirth on the pelvic-floor.
In: Journal of Perinatal Medicine, Vol. 28, No. 3: pp. 175-184
Basically, vaginal delivery is associated with the risk of pelvic floor damage. The pelvic floor sequelae of childbirth includes anal incontinence, urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse. Pathophysiology, incidence and risk factors for the development of the respective problems are reviewed. Where possible, recommendations for reducing the risk of pelvic floor damage are given.