Pelvic floor disorders related to pregnancy: a prospective observational study
SSC Chan, KW Choy, KW Yiu, RYK Cheung, TY Leung
Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
1. Pelvic floor changes and disorders may occur during pregnancy. Symptoms are prevalent after delivery.
2. Levator ani muscle injury occurs following vaginal delivery. Pelvic floor changes occur regardless of mode of delivery.
3. Antenatal symptoms of pelvic floor disorders increase with maternal age and body mass index; pelvic floor changes are a risk factor for postnatal pelvic floor disorders.