Management of Obstetric Pelvic Floor Disorders: What Does a ‘Unicorn’ Perinatal Pelvic Floor Service Look Like?

Workshop 18

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Paula Igualada Martinez


Lucia Berry




Paula Igualada Martinez


Shannon Leigh Wallace



Aims & Objectives

90 minutes
Prevention and Public Health
obstetric pelvic floor disorders prevention and education service delivery
Urogynaecology and Female & Functional Urology, Conservative Management

Research estimates that about one in 3 women experience urinary incontinence after pregnancy, one in 10 faecal incontinence, and one in 12 women report symptoms of pelvic organ prolapse however there is no international consensus on the standard of care for obstetric related pelvic floor disorders during the perinatal period.

This workshop will present recent evidence on the multidisciplinary prevention and management of obstetric related pelvic floor disorders during the perinatal period. This workshop will also present an innovative model of care for this group of patients. Clinicians attending the workshop will be able to evaluate perinatal care provision and use this knowledge to upscale their clinical practice.

Learning Objectives

  • To discuss how to embed evidence-based practice in antenatal, intrapartum, and postnatal care to prevent and mitigate obstetric-related pelvic floor related disorders including how to improve the rate of identification of pelvic health problems during the perinatal period.
  • To showcase an innovative interprofessional model of care of obstetric related pelvic floor disorders and the practicalities of how to ´make it happen´.
  • To discuss the access to NICE-recommended treatment for common pelvic health problems antenatally and postnatally.