Millions of Women Are Injured During Childbirth. Why Aren’t Doctors Diagnosing Them?

“When Jennifer had her second child in 2005, she knew within days that something worrisome had happened to her body. For the first time in her life, she couldn’t make it to the toilet. She peed without warning. She took her 2-week-old to the grocery store down the block and had to waddle home with poop in her pants. Nonetheless, at her six-week checkup, her doctor told her everything looked great — that she had torn during birth, but the tissue had healed.”

Read more: Birth Injuries and Postpartum Pain – What It’s Like to Have an Undiagnosed Childbirth Injury

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