Table 1

Urinary stress incontinence before, during and 3 months after pregnancy in 835 women delivering vaginally without or with a previous vaginal birth, and in 104 primiparous women delivering by Caesarean.*

Urinary stress incontinence


before pregnancy

third trimester

3 mo. postpartum


N

%

N

%

N

%


1st vaginal birth (N = 467)

None

392

83.9

190

41.1

322

68.8

Less than once per week

62

13.3

168

36.4

99

21.2

One to six times per week

6

1.3

72

15.6

34

7.3

Once daily

4

0.9

17

3.7

8

1.7

More than once daily

3

0.6

15

3.3

5

1.1

Repeat vaginal birth (N = 367)

None

250

68.1

89

24.3

232

63.2

Less than once per week

93

25.3

145

39.5

98

26.7

One to six times per week

14

3.8

78

21.3

24

6.5

Once daily

6

1.6

28

7.6

2

0.5

More than once daily

4

1.1

27

7.4

11

3.0

1st Caesarean section (N = 104)

None

87

83.7

46

44.2

92

88.5

Less than once per week

15

14.4

34

32.7

10

9.6

One to six times per week

2

1.9

17

16.4

1

1.0

Once daily

0

0

5

4.8

1

1.0

More than once daily

0

0

2

1.9

0

0


*Totals may vary due to missing data. Ten women with a previous vaginal birth who delivered by Caesarean are not described in this table.

Eason et al. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2004 4:4   doi:10.1186/1471-2393-4-4

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