Motherhood is one of the most profound and rewarding experiences in this life – until you sneeze in public. If you’re dealing with bladder issues after having a baby, you’re far from alone. Many women have some degree of urinary incontinence after giving birth.
Fortunately, there are more treatment options than ever. If you’re ready to tackle postpartum incontinence and get on with your life, these tips can help.
1. Try Targeted Exercises to Strengthen Your Pelvic Floor
During pregnancy, pelvic floor muscles are often weakened, making it more difficult to hold it when you have the urge to go. Certain exercises can strengthen muscles under the uterus, bladder, and large intestine to give you more control. Kegels can be performed any time by contracting and releasing your pelvic floor muscles. Toe taps or heel slides can also be done in short reps to increase core stability.
2. Avoid Triggering Foods and Beverages
Cutting certain foods and drinks out of your diet could help you manage urinary incontinence. Diuretic drinks and foods high in citric acid could increase the frequency of bathroom breaks.
Common triggers include:
- Coffee, tea, and other caffeinated beverages
- Carbonated drinks
- Acidic fruits like oranges, lemons, limes, and grapefruit
- Spicy foods
- Tomato-based products
3. Find Relief from Urinary Incontinence with EMSELLA®
Whether you’re a new mom who’s dealing with urinary incontinence for the first time, or you’ve been managing the condition for years, EMSELLA could be the solution you’ve been looking for.
EMSELLA is a painless in-office treatment that delivers electromagnetic energy to the pelvic floor muscles, causing thousands of small contractions to stimulate healthy muscle tone. Your appointment will typically last about 30 minutes, during which time you’ll be fully-clothed and seated on the EMSELLA device. Patients usually see the most benefit from a short series of bi-weekly treatments.
Postpartum Urinary Incontinence Treatment in Vancouver
Urinary incontinence can be inconvenient and embarrassing, but there are ways to take back control of your bladder and return to your active lifestyle. Dr. Kumar has more than 30 years of experience specializing in non-surgical solutions, as well as a reputation for positivity and professionalism.
When you book a consultation at CüR Laser and Skin, you’ll receive welcoming patient-focused care while we create a treatment plan that’s unique to your needs. Call 604-662-7368 to book an appointment at our Vancouver practice.