A POST-PARTUM CHECKLIST FOR SYMPTOMS TO WATCH FOR: Ongoing back, pelvis, groin or abdominal pain. Leaking urine, gas or stool with laughing, coughing, jumping, sneezing, lifting, walking, running, etc. Leaking urine or stool when you feel a strong urge to go. Pressure or bulging in your vagina or rectum. Bulging of your abdomen during ANY exercise. Difficulty doing any of your everyday activities because of pain, leakage, pressure or any other symptom that concerns you. WHAT TO DO IF YOU HAVE A SYMPTOM: If you are experiencing any of the above symptoms, you should get some advice and help from a pelvic floor physiotherapist. These symptoms do not usually go away on their own.
Marita Dowsett, B.P.T.