It’s talked about the least and feared the most…
When I have conversations with moms about prolapse, the word I hear most frequently is “fear”.
The first time I learned about prolapse was in my very first pelvic health class and the idea that organs could just exit your body…well… my mental image went to that scene in the movie Alien (you know the one).
After I had my children, I experienced prolapse and prolapse symptoms (even though I had two c-sections and you’re “not supposed to” have prolapse with c-sections. 🙄)
But we don’t talk about it because we’re afraid of it. So, the mystery surrounding prolapse only exacerbates the fear.
It’s a vicious cycle.
We were taught as providers that if strengthening exercises didn’t work, then the only way to fix a prolapse was surgery.
But it’s way more complex than that!
I’ll be talking more about it here soon. I would love for other providers to share their stories with me.
Tell me about your introduction to prolapse.
Did you experience it yourself?
How do you address it now?
And moms, what was your experience of care and did it work?
How we perceive prolapse probably plays heavily into our prognosis.