The perineum


Bd de la Cluse 30
1205 Genève

Begoña Martinez de Tejada Weber
Begoña Martinez de Tejada Weber
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During pregnancy and delivery (vaginal and caesarean), your perineum is put under great strain. In the medium term, you may experience involuntary loss of urine, stools or wind when sneezing, coughing or exerting yourself. If the problem persists beyond six weeks after delivery, talk to your gynecologist or midwife. Specialized perineum consultations such as those in the maternity ward are available. Perineal re-education can be offered to you by a midwife or a specialized physiotherapist.

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A gynecological check-up is recommended 4 to 6 weeks after delivery so make an appointment with your gynecologist or the midwife who accompanied your pregnancy.

To limit inconveniences related to pregnancy and childbirth (urine leaks, wind, stools, etc.), midwives will be available to advise you during your stay at the Maternity
Tel : +41(0)22 372 41 97



Last update : 27/09/2019