Menopause is a time of change in a woman's life. One of the changes that many women notice is increased difficulty with bladder and bowel control.

Female pelvic floor

Pelvic floor muscles support your bladder, bowel and uterus (womb). It is important to keep your pelvic floor muscles strong.

Pregnancy and childbirth

When you’re pregnant, something that few people talk about are bladder and bowel control problems during pregnancy and after the birth.


Pelvic organ prolapse is common in women and can impact on bladder control. While it won’t get better on its own, help is available.


Last Updated: Mon 30, May 2022
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