Pelvic floor health is crucial during pregnancy, particularly to prevent symptoms such as urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse.
When you attend a Pregnancy Assessment, you will be asked a series of questions about your bladder health, bowel health, sexual health, past medical conditions, gynaecological history, pelvic floor symptoms and any other concerns you may have. This will help us guide you safely through your pregnancy.
We can also assess the integrity and strength of your pelvic floor via an internal vaginal examination. This is important to get your baseline strength so when you are postnatal, we know exactly what needs to be done to restore your pelvic health.
Whilst the internal vaginal examination can help us deliver the most effective treatment and advice for you, it is not for everyone and is absolutely fine if you don’t want to have this done. There are many more other ways we can assess your core and pelvic floor so you feel most at ease.