One of our pelvic pain and board-certified Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation specialists, Allyson Augusta Shrikhande, MD, was quoted in a Women’s Health Magazine article talking about life after pregnancy.

She was quoted saying:

Before I had a baby, I never imagined that my recovery would take longer than a couple of months. But the time it takes to get back to normal after experiencing fecal incontinence can vary greatly, says Allyson Shrikhande, M.D., a physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist at Pelvic Rehabilitation Medicine.

“The first part is re-setting those muscles, which would take about six to eight weeks—and then we have to do a proper neuromuscular re-education for another eight to 10 weeks,” she explains. “It’s about a three- to six-month process.”

Read the original article placement on Women’s Health Magazine.