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EARLY POSTPARTUM PELVIC FLOOR APPEARANCE AND FUNCTION: ARE THERE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN HIGH RISK PRIMIPARAS FOLLOWING VAGINAL BIRTH AND CESAREAN CONTROLS

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EARLY POSTPARTUM PELVIC FLOOR APPEARANCE AND FUNCTION: PRIMIPARAS FOLLOWING VAGINAL BIRTH COMPARED TO CESAREAN CONTROLS

Pamela S. Fairchild, Katherine M. Luetkens, Lisa K. Low, John O. DeLancey, Dee E. Fenner

University of Michigan Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

 

Introduction:

Childbirth is a well-established risk factor for pelvic floor disorders (PFDs)
Previous work by our group and others has identified particular risk factors for childbirth injury and development of PFDs after childbirth
The majority of women with risk factors will not develop PFDs, thus a comprehensive rehabilitation program is likely not necessary or cost-effective for all women with risk factors identified in the literature
The ability to screen and identify women for increased risk after childbirth would allow early intervention and potentially influence long-term outcomes
Data on normal appearance and function of the pelvic floor immediately postpartum are lacking

Objectives:

To determine baseline physical examination findings and functional assessment results in the early postpartum period
To establish if women tolerate early postpartum perineal and pelvic assessment
To compare physical exam findings and functional assessment between primiparous women with known risk factors for PFDs and cesarean controls

 

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