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Are you more likely to have incontinence if you deliver a big baby?

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Dr. Betsy Greenleaf
Gynecology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Depends

There are many factors that go into incontinence.
Some people deliver small babies but because of genetic differences in their tissue they can develop incontinence. Large babies with difficult deliveries is a risk factor but does necessarily cause incontinence in all women

In brief: Depends

There are many factors that go into incontinence.
Some people deliver small babies but because of genetic differences in their tissue they can develop incontinence. Large babies with difficult deliveries is a risk factor but does necessarily cause incontinence in all women
Dr. Betsy Greenleaf
Dr. Betsy Greenleaf
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Dr. David Doucette
Obstetrics & Gynecology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Most of the time

Childbearing causes stress on the pelvic floor muscles and support.
As one ages it is more likely to have pelvic floor relaxation and mores if there has been childbearing. Pelvic floor muscles can be effective in prevention and treatment of this inevitable relaxation. The bigger the baby, the more stress and strain on the pelvic floor.

In brief: Most of the time

Childbearing causes stress on the pelvic floor muscles and support.
As one ages it is more likely to have pelvic floor relaxation and mores if there has been childbearing. Pelvic floor muscles can be effective in prevention and treatment of this inevitable relaxation. The bigger the baby, the more stress and strain on the pelvic floor.
Dr. David Doucette
Dr. David Doucette
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