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

Workshop 13

Workshop Schedule

15:30

Siv Morkved

15:35

Sissel Hegdahl Oversand

15:50

Siv Morkved

16:05

Kari Bø

16:20

Signe Nilssen Stafne

16:30

Kari Bø

16:50

Siv Morkved
Kari Bø
Signe Nilssen Stafne
Sissel Hegdahl Oversand

Aims & Objectives

Basic
90 minutes
Prevention and Public Health
Clinical
Pre- and postpartum pelvic floor muscle exercise prevention of urinary incontinence
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.