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January 31st, 2013, 04:12 PM
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Surgery is generally a very, very last resort for incontinence, so if your doctor is telling you it will be necessary I would be getting a second opinion, because it is flat out wrong.

Now, kegels are not all that helpful and can actually make it worse. If he is in the habit of having patients do this to help their incontinence that may be why he sees such poor results. He can refer you to a specialty physical therapy practice to help you develop your pelvic floor muscles. It is also been proven that some women are just prone to become incontient, regardless of method of birth or whether they have ever been pregnant. You are evidence of this in that you have it already and have not had a vaginal birth. Birthing vaginally is not likely to make it worse. That is one of the top reason a provider who is not VBAC friendly will use to cinvince a woman that is an excellent candidate for VBAC to elect surgery. It really is a part of their "tool kit" to sway you to do what is easiest for them.

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