Pelvic organ support changes during pregnancy.
Pelvic organ support changes during pregnancy. During Valsalva maneuver an increase of the levator hiatus area of up to 21.4% is seen. The video demonstrates the same primiparous woman at 21weeks of gestation and again at 37 weeks of gestation performing Valsalava maneuver. Video courtesy of Jette Stær-Jensen, MD. See the related article by Stær-Jensen et al.
Jette Stær-Jensen, MD