[Following a vaginal delivery] “Some 42% of women show some symptoms of urinary incontinence, 4%-12% of women suffer from faecal incontinence. According to Thornton, “If you have a forceps delivery the chance of having faecal incontinence increases to 40% or 45%. If you have an elective caesarean you shouldn’t have any issues.”
I did not know you could be faecal incontinent following childbirth. Until it happened to me. Neither the midwives, my antenatal class teacher nor the books and websites I had read mentioned it. This Guardian article is worth reading. I have highlighted the section that is of most interest for this blog.
‘We know the reality of childbirth’
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