National Conference of Incontinence
Michelle attended the National Conference of Incontinence.
The first topic discussed was the management of complications of pelvic mesh. Michelle has seen a number of women with pain following use of mesh in pelvic surgery. The Government has set up a registry of pelvic surgery and the rates of mesh use in surgery in Australia is reducing.
The second part of the Conference was about preventing maternal birth trauma. Sadly 1/3 of mothers in Australia report birth trauma – physical, psychological or a combination of both. One of the presentations looked at factors before, during and after delivery to reduce the risk of trauma.