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Post-Pregnancy Urinary Incontinence and Strength Training

After a pregnancy, many women want to jump back to getting into shape.  Oftentimes they feel like they can pick up where they left off prior to pregnancy but many changes occur with pregnancy and post-pregnancy.  One of the most common complaints women have after pregnancy when they begin to work out is experiencing “leakage” with activity or unexpected urinary incontinence.  It often happens with lifting something heavy, jumping, laughing, running, etc.  This occurs because the muscles supporting the bladder have been tried and tested throughout your pregnancy.