Half of women experience at least some incontinence postpartum: study

A US longitudinal study has tracked the natural history of incontinence in first-time mothers

Rates of urinary incontinence (UI) more than double over the first 30 months after a first singleton pregnancy, US researchers report.

woman with watering can watering a plantsignifying urinary incontinence

Their study is one of the few to ask women repeatedly about the incidence of UI during pregnancy and through the early years of child-rearing, they say.

Data from 3001 women included in the First Baby Study – designed to see how mode of first delivery affected