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    Default Weak bladder after second baby! Anyone else??

    Hi sorry if TMI but my second bub is 10 months old! I'm ok with day to day stuff but can't jump on the trampoline with my 3 year old! I go to the toilet before I get on with her but have to weans heavy pad because it just keeps coming even tho ive just emptied my bladder) I stayed very fit with my second pregnancy and did lots of pelvic floor etc! Feeling frustrated coz I love getting on the trampoline with my kids! Anyone else struggle with bladder problems?? Is there anything that can be done other than pelvic floor exercises??

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    I had the same problem a couple of months after having my second. I spoke to my GP who referred me to a physiotherapist at the public hospital I birthed at and she was great. She assessed the strength of my pelvic floor and gave lots of suggestions to help strengthen it. There's a machine you can hire that sends an electrical pulse that tightens up the muscles, it's a bit strange to use but I definitely felt results. If you make an appointment with your doctor they should be able to refer you to someone that can offer some more advice.

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    I'm currently seeing a physio for this post the birth of DS who is 7 months...had no issues post 3.5yo DD.
    I've had the electric stimulation but only a few times so yet to see results.
    This week I bought a particular pelvic floor exerciser (plastic thing $35) that you insert and when squeezing correctly part of it moves. It's very simple and I'm finding it helpful as I know I'm doing them correctly. Mine were quite weak I couldn't feel myself doing them to start with...so it's improving slowly.
    Bending/squatting gets me everytime....I'll not dare go near a trampoline!

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    Thank you! Ill make an appointment with my GP next week!! Really hope to get some results! It is affecting my ability to exercise full stop! It's an issue in my group fitness classes as well! I'm only 31 - can't believe I have this issue!!

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    Yep me! Dh challenged me to a race the other week in new farm park because I used to be a bit of a sprint star in school and I pee'd my pants I was running so hard! Not a big wee, just a little trickle but enough to cut our day at the park short. Dh, dd and ds laughed at me all the way home
    been doing exercises to strengthen my core like crazy ever since...

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    Its perfectly normal. The stress of the birth/s cause the pelvic floor muscles to weaken. Normally doing your pelvic floor exercises will help. If not though id me making an appointment with your gp to see a gynaecologist. I have a first degree cystocele which is a slight movement on the bladder. Meaning it has moved slightly down in the pelvic cavity which is the early stages of a prolapse. Which causes incontinence.
    If you feel there is something not right about your situation (only you know your body) please head to a specialist. Its worth getting these things checked sooner rather than later as if they catch it at the early stages it can ge fixed easier.

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    See if your local hospital has a continence clinic as well. We have one at mine which is self-referral, medicare funded and run by a couple of clinical nurses (who refer onto the gynaecology medical staff if needed as well). Also perhaps see a physio?

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    Thanks! I'm going to see a Physio who specializes in pelvic floor problems! Will go back to my obstetrician if that doesn't work! Been doing exercises myself too! Hopefully I won't be wearing a nappy any time soon hehe


 

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