Newswise — Loyola University Health System has established the first multidisciplinary program in the Chicago area to help women recover from pelvic floor disorders related to pregnancy and childbirth.
These issues can include urine leakage, bowel incontinence, pelvic and lower back pain, episiotomy complications, vaginal and vulvar healing problems, sexual dysfunction and other pelvic health issues associated with childbirth.
“Many women develop treatable pelvic floor problems during pregnancy and after childbirth, yet they tend to suffer alone without effective care,” said Cynthia Brincat, MD, PhD, urogynecologist, LUHS, and an assistant professor in the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine. “Our Mother’s Pelvic Wellness Program was established to respond to this need and to help women recover from pregnancy and childbirth, so that they can enjoy this exciting time in their life.”
Loyola’s program combines the expertise of the nation’s most recognized leaders in female pelvic floor disorders who are transforming the care of women with these conditions. Rehabilitative and urogynecology specialists offer individualized treatment to help women achieve optimal pelvic health during pregnancy and up to a year after childbirth. The focus of the Mother’s Pelvic Wellness Program is education, treatment, planning for future delivery and counseling for long-term pelvic health.
The program is available to women on the first and third Thursday afternoons of the month at the Loyola Center for Health at Burr Ridge located at 6800 N. Frontage Road. The multidisciplinary team provides care to women regardless of where they are planning to deliver or where their baby was born.
To make an appointment, call central scheduling at (888) LUHS-888 and ask for the Mother’s Pelvic Wellness Program.