The patient-focused book entitled Pelvic Floor Health: Your Guide to Pregnancy and Postpartum Care is on sale!
This book will provide patients with answers to important pelvic floor-related questions, help prepare them for the expected and unexpected (see Figure sample below), and present a list of invaluable tips and resources. After reading, patients will become not only familiar with possible pelvic floor specific issues but also solutions to recovery (such as physical therapy exercises) for pelvic rehabilitation.
Late in the third trimester, the enlarged uterus presses on the bladder (arrow). You can also see how the back curves in more to readjust the center of gravity. Some people refer to this as “sway-back” posture.
The topics below are discussed in Pelvic Floor Health: Your Guide to Pregnancy and Postpartum Care. Check out a preview of the book here.
Chapter 1: Common Questions About Pelvic Floor Problems
Chapter 2: Pelvic Floor Health During Pregnancy
Chapter 3: Preparing for Delivery
Chapter 4: Pelvic Floor Postpartum Care
Chapter 5: Postpartum Exercise With the Pelvic Floor in Mind
Chapter 6: Postpartum Changes
Chapter 7: Postpartum Pelvic, Bladder, and Bowel Symptoms
Chapter 8: Considerations for Future Childbirth
Writing Group: Linda Brubaker, MD (Chair); Joan Blomquist, MD; Olivia Cardenas-Trowers, MD; Colleen Fitzgerald, MD; Yvette LaCoursiere, MD; Christina Lewicky-Gaupp, MD; Jessica McKinney, PT, DScPT, MS; Melanie Meister, MD; Kate Meriwether, MD; Ingrid Nygaard, MD; Megan Schimpf, MD; and Elisa Trowbridge, MD.
Thank you to these societies for their support!
Italian Association of Urogynecology (AIUG)
International Urogynecological Association (IUGA)
European Urogynaecological Association (EUGA)
Mediterranean Incontinence and Pelvic Floor Society (MIPS)
Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine (SMFM)
Society of Urodynamics, Female Pelvic Medicine & Urogenital Reconstruction (SUFU)