Daily Health Tips: Why Do I Urinate Whenever I Laugh Since I Had My Baby?


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Q: Hey Doc. I have a nine months old son and since I had him up till this present moment, I do pee whenever I laugh, cough or sneeze. My question is, is it normal for me to still be experiencing this and also what can I do to stop it? Do I need to visit a Doctor? Thanks for always being there. God bless you always.

A: God bless you too and congratulations on your new baby, though he’s all grown up now…all of 9 months!

As a result of the pressure and stretch experienced by the pelvic floor muscles (which support the bladder and other organs) due to the pressure of the growing baby and pregnancy hormones, stress incontinence (urinating when you sneeze or cough or even laugh) happens. It is not abnormal and there is a very simple exercise that helps you deal with this. It’s called…

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