Urine leakage, postpartum incontinence and other pelvic floor issues are a lot more common than you think… but many women are embarrassed to talk about it.

“In Singapore, it’s estimated that up to 20 to 30 per cent of women have experienced some sort of urinary incontinence during the last trimester of pregnancy and after delivery”, says Dr Tricia Kuo, a urology consultant at Urohealth Medical Clinic. However, the number could be much higher, she says, as pelvic floor disorders are likely to be under reported.

We break the stigma by speaking with Dr Kuo on everything Singaporean women need to know about what really causes Pelvic Floor Dysfunction, the treatment options available and how to best prevent it from happening.