In January 2019 researchers from Italy published their review of the medical scientific literature to assess the effectiveness of pelvic floor muscle training in preventing and treating urinary incontinence during pregnancy and after childbirth. Results of their analysis showed that overall, the quality of the studies was low and that currently there is insufficient evidence to state categorically that pelvic floor muscle training is effective in preventing and treating urinary incontinence during pregnancy and post-partum. However, based on the evidence provided some of the studies, a pelvic floor muscle training can be recommended both during pregnancy and in the post-natal period.
Soave I et al. Pelvic floor muscle training for prevention and treatment of urinary incontinence during pregnancy and after childbirth and its effect on urinary system and supportive structures assessed by objective measurement techniques. Arch Gynecol Obstet. 2019 Jan 16. [Epub ahead of print]