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Pelvic floor muscle contractions early after delivery

...do they cause perineal pain in women who have just given birth?

Pelvic floor muscle training is effective and necessary in the prevention and treatment of pelvic floor dysfunction during pregnancy and after childbirth. Because of the high prevalence of perineal pain observed in women after childbirth, many women and caregivers fear to start pelvic floor muscle training immediately after childbirth.

However, it is still unknown whether pelvic floor muscle contractions (PFMCs) provoke perineal pain in women shortly after childbirth. Therefore, the main objective of this study was to investigate whether PFMCs performed immediately after childbirth are painful or not.

 
 

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