Pre and Postpartum Pelvic Floor Muscle Exercise in Prevention of Urinary Incontinence - Theory and Practice

Workshop 19

Workshop Schedule

16:00

Siv Morkved

16:05

Cornelia Betschart Meier

16:20

Siv Morkved

16:35

Helena C Frawley

16:50

Signe Nilssen Stafne

17:00

Kari Bø

17:20

Siv Morkved
Cornelia Betschart Meier
Kari Bø
Helena C Frawley
Signe Nilssen Stafne

Aims & Objectives

Intermediate
90 minutes
Prevention and Public Health
Clinical
pelvic floor muscle exercise urinary incontinence pre- and postpartum
Urogynaecology, Conservative Management
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.