November 11, 2014

Postpartum Pelvic Floor Dysfunction Services at UM

Early Assessment and Treatment of Postpartum Pelvic Floor Dysfunction offered by Michigan Healthy Healing After Delivery (MHHAD) Program

A retrospective chart-review study of the characteristics of patients seen and success factors of the Michigan Healthy Healing After Delivery Program, a postpartum perineal clinic at UM, reveals effectiveness and sustainability in early assessment and treatment of pelvic dysfunction following a complicated delivery. Patients most commonly presented with third-or fourth-degree vaginal tears.  Other postpartum conditions effectively treated were pain, urinary and accidental bowel leakage, and fistulas. Nurse-led triage, patient education, and follow up were cited as key factors to the success of the program.

View the recent publication in the International Journal of Gynecology & Obstetrics.

For more information and to schedule an appointment:  Michigan Healthy Healing After Delivery Program.