The management of urogynaecological problems in pregnancy and the early postpartum period
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- Lower urinary tract infection is associated with increased maternal and fetal morbidity.
- There is an association between pelvic organ prolapse and increasing parity and vaginal deliveries.
- Lower urinary tract dysfunction and pelvic organ prolapse are common during pregnancy and the postpartum period, but often resolve.
- Special consideration is needed regarding the management of lower urinary tract dysfunction and pelvic organ prolapse during pregnancy and the postpartum period, with an emphasis on conservative management.
- To know how to manage lower urinary tract infection in pregnancy.
- To understand the epidemiology and management of lower urinary tract dysfunction in pregnancy.
- To be aware of the epidemiology and management of pelvic organ prolapse in pregnancy.
- Should pregnant women be prescribed antimuscarinic drugs when adverse effects on the fetus have been shown in animal studies?
- Should women who have not completed their families be offered surgery for pelvic organ prolapse?
- Should elective caesarean section be offered to women who have had previous successful incontinence surgery?