After I had my second child in 2005 I was just a mess. My first child was born in 2003 by a C-section without any problems.
Karen McCarty, a 41-year-old clinical secretary from Northern Virginia, first struggled with incontinence after the birth of her second child. Exercise has been key in controlling her constant urge to go, according to McCarty. She times her activity carefully to make sure she has time to go the bathroom between exercise classes. Read More
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