“In a survey of breastfeeding women, Synder and colleagues found low levels of physical activity and symptoms of urinary incontinence. The survey participants noted time constraints due to breastfeeding and childcare were barriers to activity.
Bernard and associates conducted a systematic review finding that the Protection Amount Frequency Adjustment Body Image Questionnaire provided the highest responsiveness to physical therapy intervention in women undergoing conservative care for urinary incontinence.
In a pilot study of women with pregnancy-related pelvic girdle pain, Guan and colleagues compared an individualized exercise program to education alone finding that both groups exhibited decreased pain and improved function.
In women with overactive bladder, Reisch, Zuniga, and Das found preliminary evidence that a mindfulness-informed group-based behavioral therapy was a useful intervention.
In a *free access* systematic review, Edie and associates found tiredness and/or lack of sleep, domestic chores and responsibilities, unpredictable schedule, lack of support, weather, and breastfeeding were the most reported barriers to exercise for postpartum women.”
Cynthia M. Chiarello, PT, PhD Editor-in-Chief