Vitamin D: Another puzzle piece in pelvic floor protection

Markus Huebner
BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology 2020 July 4
Pelvic floor protection strategies have become are an important area of research. Our knowledge and understanding of such strategies continue to increase with the growing body of research in this area. Urinary incontinence is the most common pelvic floor disorder with prevalences up to 67% in parous women (Wesnes, S. L. et al.; Obstet Gynecol 2007;109;922-8). Risk factors for pelvic floor disorders such as age, body mass index and parity have been well established (Nygaard, I. et al.; JAMA 2008;300;1311-6). Urinary incontinence (UI) during pregnancy is associated with an increased risk of postpartum UI. However the relationship between pregnancy associated UI and postpartum UI is not always clear. In 2010 we performed a questionnaire-based study on the prevalence of UI during pregnancy and the postpartum period. This study determined that the group of women who experienced postpartum UI were not the same women who suffered from UI during pregnancy (Huebner, M. et al.; Int J Gynaecol Obstet 2010;110;249-51).

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