|Category||Prevention and Public Health|
|Keywords||pelvic floor muscle exercise urinary incontinence pre- and postpartum|
|Target Audience||Urogynaecology, Conservative Management|
|Aims and Objectives|
The aim of this workshop is to improve the health care for women during pregnancy and after delivery, by facilitating implementation of evidence based practice.
The workshop includes a practical exercise session, an update on pelvic floor anatomy and possible birth injuries, evidence for the use of pelvic floor muscle exercises (PFME) in prevention and treatment of urinary incontinence during pregnancy and after childbirth, and strategies to improve adherence and implementation of PFME.
At the conclusion of this workshop, the participants will know the rationale and evidence behind the use of PFME in pre and postnatal care, and how they can plan and implement an exercise program in clinical practice.