How can I prevent urine leaking from the vagina

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If a baby’s head presses too long against the wall of the vagina during labor, the vaginal tissue may be damaged. Urine or stool may leak out of the vagina (fistula).

To prevent, wait to get pregnant until your body is fully grown. Get medical help if labor goes on too long. Space babies at least 2 years apart so that your muscles can get strong again in between pregnancies.

  • Burns, A. A., Niemann, S., Lovich, R., Maxwell, J., & Shapiro, K. (2014). Where women have no doctor: A health guide for women. Hesperian Foundation.
  • Audiopedia ID: en010210