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Urge incontinence is involuntary leakage of urine due to a lack of awareness that you need to go to the toilet. This is common during and after childbirth mainly due to the increase weight being carried that puts extra pressure on the bladder. It is important that you get the condition treated as soon as possible to minimise any long term complications and help you return to your normal activities of daily living.

Physiotherapy is a very successful method of controlling pregnancy related urge incontinence and strengthening any muscles that may have weakened during pregnancy. Physio.co.uk, there are specialist women’s health physiotherapists that are experienced in assessing and treating pregnancy related urge incontinence. They will be able to provide you with the most appropriate physiotherapy programme to help optimise your recovery.

What are the causes of pregnancy related urge incontinence?

The main reason for pregnancy related urge incontinence is due to the increased weight that you are carrying which puts extra pressure on the bladder. However, there are also various other reasons which should be identified as soon as possible to help you return to your normal lifestyle. Potential causes include:
  • An large baby
  • Weakened pelvic floor muscles
  • Weakened transverse abdominis muscle
  • Previous pregnancies
  • Bladder irritation
  • A loss of control in the bladder muscle or damage to the nerves supplying the bladder
  • Being overweight

What physiotherapy is used to treat pregnancy related urge incontinence?

The physiotherapy at Physio.co.uk will use a number of treatment techniques to help manage your condition. These will vary from week to week depending on your current symptoms and the physiotherapy will always be tailored specifically to meet your needs. It is important that you play an active role in your recovery as this will optimise the success of the physiotherapy. Possible physiotherapy includes:


Pregnancy related urge incontinence involves an ability to control your bladder despite being aware of when you need to go to the toilet. This causes a leakage of urine and may be a very restricting condition. Physiotherapy is commonly used to manage the symptoms of pregnancy related urge incontinence. The specialist physiotherapists at Physio.co.uk will devise a comprehensive physiotherapy programme to help you to return to your usual lifestyle as soon as possible. Please call Physio.co.uk on 0330 088 7800 to book an appointment today. You can also book an appointment with us online today!

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