Moms Pee Their Pants, Too

Postpartum urinary incontinence is common, embarrassing, and we don’t talk about it enough

Woman holding her pelvic area by a toilet.

It’s been two years since I gave birth to my daughter. Hers was a rough, vaginal birth via forceps delivery. Doctors wrapped metal salad tongs around my daughter’s skull to yank her too-big head through my too-small vagina. A rough pregnancy and rough childbirth in my…