What do the Books Say?

Overall there is evidence for widespread recommendation for pelvic floor muscle training for women and for stress and urge mixed incontinence. This program should consist of (1) A trial of 3 months (2) First step in treatment prior to surgical consideration (3) Should compose of at least 8 repetitions 3 times a day and maintained if successful (4) Should be taught and supervised by physiotherapist (5) Is also appropriate in treatment for women with persistent post partum urinary incontinence (eg. Bladder with hypermobility in early pregnancy, a large baby, or forceps delivery) (6) Has no significant adverse side effects.

Marita Dowsett, B.P.T.