According to studies, one-third of women who give birth naturally may, to some extent, develop incontinence up to 3-6 months after birth, as the nerves that feed the muscles may be damaged. In addition, the probability of urinary incontinence increases slightly in cases where the doctor found it necessary to use forceps. As a result, natural births are more closely linked to the manifestation of incontinence symptoms.
Of course, this is not a reason for certain future mothers to choose a Caesarean section, as all surgery (such as a Caesarean section) poses multiple risks. This procedure is not recommended solely as a means of preventing urinary incontinence. The gynaecologist is the only competent person to decide if a Caesarean is needed, depending on the circumstances of each impending labour.