When Should a Woman Seek Care in the PEAPOD Clinic?
Many women begin experiencing pelvic floor symptoms during their pregnancy. While some of these symptoms will resolve after delivery, many women have bothersome symptoms that can be addressed during pregnancy and should be discussed with a primary obstetrician-gynecologist.
Obstetrician-gynecologists may recommend that women consult with one of the urogynecologists in the PEAPOD clinic during pregnancy or after delivery.
We offer appointments within one week to all pregnant or recently delivered women. We recommend that women with severe obstetric lacerations or tears are seen within one week of delivery.
Our multidisciplinary providers are in clinic together every Friday afternoon to care for new mothers. Often, we find that patients only need one visit to reassure them that they are healing correctly.
However, if a patient has a more complicated recovery, she may be seen multiple times. Once a patient has recovered properly, she will resume care with her primary obstetrician gynecologist.
One of the urogynecologists in the PEAPOD clinic may conduct additional tests of your pelvic floor and anal sphincter muscles, including: