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Urinary Incontinence before first child? C section or Natural? Read more: Urinary Inconti


I am 22 years old, first time pregnancy, 39 weeks. Completely healthy other than this one problem that i have had my entire life. Ever since I was a baby I have not been able to control my bladder when I laugh. Almost every single time I laugh I wet my pants...its very embarrassing...Throughout my life I have been very ashamed of this issue and honestly have tried to hide but as I have gotten older it continues to get worse. I know have to wear pads whenever I go anywhere where i think i will laugh otherwise i soak myself through my underwear. Most doctors think it is stress incontinence. They say because I have trouble relaxing when I use the bathroom I do not empty my bladder all the way and have urine left over, hence why I have to use the bathroom every 20 to 30 minutes. Naturally being pregnant it has just gotten worse. No one can give me a REAL HONEST answer on whether or not my problem will get worse if I have a vaginal delivery I would like to have a vaginal delivery but only if my problem is not gonna get way worse. Im already in pads I dont wanna be in diapers and I only have a week left. I have scheduled the C but the doc says it up to me....NOTE: I have seen several urologists and because I have no definitive diagnosis none of them can recommend for or against the C section. Thank you!

Rose_Queen, BSN, MSN, RN

Specializes in OR, education. Has 16 years experience.

If you are not happy with the answers you are being given, you need to seek another provider's opinion. Per the terms of service you agreed to when you signed up for AN, medical advice cannot be requested or given.

Red Kryptonite

Specializes in hospice. Has 3 years experience.

A cesarean is major surgery and introduces extra risk for both you and baby. It shouldn't be undertaken lightly.

You owe your baby the healthiest birth possible. Talk to a urologist about your incontinence problem after you give birth.


Specializes in Education, FP, LNC, Forensics, ED, OB. Has 30 years experience.

As others have stated, you need to pose your questions/concerns to your healthcare provider. We cannot, per Terms of Service, offer you the medical advice you need.

Good luck with the delivery and your new baby.

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