Although the peak incidence of surgery for pelvic floor disorders does not occur until after menopause, an increasing number of younger women are seeking treatment for these problems. Whereas most surgeons would recommend delaying surgery until the completion of childbearing, published cases and case series address outcomes after subsequent pregnancies in women who have been treated for urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse. This document synthesizes the available evidence on the impact of pregnancy on women with prior treatment for pelvic floor disorders and on the impact of these prior treatments on subsequent pregnancy. Pregnancy after the repair of obstetrical anal sphincter laceration is also discussed. Consensus recommendations are presented based on available literature review and expert involvement.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Obstetrics and Gynecology