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A 31-year-old female asked:

Hi! can i keep my second baby if i have incontinence urinary stress from my first childbirth or is beter to abort to treat my problem first? thanks.

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Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Keep baby: Best to treat stress urinary continence after you have finished having children. Any correction of your sui can & is likely to be damaged by subsequent pregnancies.
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Dr. Michael Hulse
Gynecology 28 years experience
No need to abort.: Urinary incontinence is not a dangerous problem. That being said, it can be a very annoying problem. For now i would recommend regular pelvic floor exercises. Although it is not necessary to have any treatment, there are conservative therapies that can be used between pregnancies. I would not recommend any permanent treatment until you are finished with childbearing.
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