Dr. Hassan Iftikhar, Dr. Zareen Tahir, Dr. Firdaus Fatima Tiwana
Objective: The objective of this study is to interrogate the impact of UI (Urinary Incontinence) among the Pakistani females with pregnancy on the QoL (Quality of Life) and to find out the rate and factors of risks of this complication. Methodology: This research work was an elaborate transverse research work. Five hundred and two females with pregnancy were the part of this research work. Results: We found that UI was present in 40.40% females having pregnancy. Total 78.80% pregnant females with urinary incontinence found with of stress urinary incontinence, mixed type urinary incontinence was available in 14.80% pregnant females & 6.40% pregnant females found with urge urinary incontinence. Total 12.90% females with pregnancy found with awareness of the exercises of muscles of pelvic floor. Discomfort was present in 73.50% pregnant females, 75.30% females found with the thought that pregnancy was affecting their routine activities, 69.30% pregnant females were getting support from health institutes, and 52.60% pregnant females were taking less amount of liquids due to depression of the urinary incontinence. The factors of risk of urinary incontinence among the females with pregnancy were old age & birth without planning or sudden pregnancy. Conclusion: UI is very common problem of health among the females having pregnancy in our country Pakistan. The impact of this problem on QoL is not positive. The specialists of the health care institute should interrogate pregnant females for urinary incontinence in antenatal care & they should inform the patients about the exercises of muscles of pelvic floor. Key Words: Pregnancy, UI, QoL, incontinence, risk, methodology, transverse, discomfort.