Constipation and Fecal Incontinence During and After Pregnancy

Learn More From Dr. Ron Schey on the Latest AJG Podcast

Ron Schey, MD, FACG, co-author of a recent article reviewing common bowel changes for women during pregnancy and in the postpartum period, talks with AJG Co-Editor Dr. William Chey about the temporary and possibly permanent changes to pelvic floor anatomy and physiology during pregnancy and how preexisting functional GI disorders may change during and after pregnancy. The prevalence and risk factors constipation and fecal incontinence are discussed, as well as the safety and effectiveness of various treatments for both conditions. (21:34)

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