Clothing

After re-reading STWW's section on clothing, I decided to look for some clothing that didn't at all restrict my waist, etc. I found these great clothes -- stylish, made of stretchy material. Wow. I feel so much better! How these things came to you is really wonderful, Christine.

So, the question is: now it's time to go through all my clothes -- those darling pants and skirts, but all a little restrictive around the waist. Even some of my lower waisted jeans feel a bit restrictive. but, do I get rid of them forever???? Or, just put them away for awhile. I think I know the answer.

What's the relationship between UI and Prolapse?

Ok, is there any relationship between urinary incontinence and prolapse? Does one cause the other? I don't think so because you can have UI without the prolapse right? If you are starting to develop UI does that mean a prolapse is near? I am trying to get all this straight in my head and now this part is confusing me. I was told by the urogyno that even though I am not experiencing UI right now, if I had surgery to lift the prolapses, then I might, because right now the prolapses could actually be preventing the UI. That makes sense to me but why have the UI too? Is that because the urethra has "prolapsed" too?

Vibrational remedies for UP

I just wanted to share some info about a company in CO that makes vibrational remedies. They are kind of like homeopathics but much more powerful & safer. It is called Healers Who Share www.healerswhoshare.com
The website has some fascinating info. My MD, who is also a practicing Naturopath discovered them only months ago & now makes these remedies the foundation of his practice and has healed all kinds of incurable conditions with them, one of which is tremors. My mother had a skin condition in which her fingers were raw and peeling. She used three remedies for it, and it cleared up in 4 weeks. There is a remedy for Uterine Prolapse and hundreds of other conditions, emotional & spiritual.

a success?

I had a UP several months ago, I have been practicing posture, exercises. Back pain went away as well as other symptoms- saw the OBGyn and she said there was no prolapse- but I had continued to think it had not changed b/c I could still feel the cervix...something I had never felt before the UP. Now I can still not use tampons b/c there is still barely enough space. The Obgyn did not seem concerned whatsoever.

I don't understand how this can be- I thought the vagina was able to flatten, but there is the bottom of my uterus just parked there. It was always out of reach before. So I'm always scared that it's just going to migrate. Most of the time I can feel just the nub of the cervix, but then today I feel more the bottom of the actual uterus. How can I tell if it's tipped? Is the uterus moving about or is what I'm experiencing a matter of hormones changing the shape of the cervix?

I'm getting tired of holding the postures!

Now, I'm certainly not going to quit, but I find myself longing for slouching in a chair or on the couch! My back feels tired. Tips?

remember, lying down for extended periods of time isn't in my lifestyle right now with 3 youngins', so don't tell me to lay in bed all day!

Lifting toddlers

Dear Christine

I think I have seen a couple of your posts where you have recommended just bending over 'from the waist' straight forward, knees soft and lifting him straight up to your standing position again. I hope I have this right. I thought I had already asked this question, but could not find the Post, so here goes, again ;-)

I am just wondering if you meant from the waist, bending the spine, or from the hip joints, keeping the spine relatively straight, and bottom up in the air? Could you explain exactly what you mean by 'from the waist'?

Cheers

Louise

Ultrasound question for Christine

I am scheduled for an ulrtrasound Tue, and I am wondering if it is necessary. I have no symptoms of problems, just when the pessaries were inserted within 24 hours I start to bleed. I bleed for a week. I think it is the pessary, not me because I have used a sea sponge now for 3 days and no bleeding. I am 58-. Christine, do you think I should have it done due to my age and/or the bleeding? I feel like it is being done for the money. I just started seeing this OBGYN and I do like him, I just think he may be overreacting since he doesn't know me very well. I have not had an abnormal pap smear either.

Birth Control

Has anyone used or currently using an IUD with a mild uterine prolapse? I'd like to try it, but not sure how it would "hold".

Nia -- a body exercise that lifts the spirit

Hi All! If you haven't participated in a Nia class I'd like to suggest you give it a try. I was first so cautious about working out that I'm just now getting back into it & I love the Nia class. Unlike exercising on machines that focus on "body parts," Nia is a total body workout & an extra bonus is it's fun!! Nia is very much a mind/body exercise & at the end of the class I feel energized not only physically but emotionally as well. With all our ups & downs those emotional highs feel very very good.

exercise

I've heard some people here express modes of exercise that made their prolapse worse. I'm thinking of joining a women's gym that uses a 30 minute workout. Not sure about what's involved yet; I'll have to go see. But, what should I avoid? I mean, how is running on a treadmill?

Also, I occassionaly bounce on an exercise ball with my son (10 mos. 24 lbs.) to get him to sleep. Any problems with that? I used to hold him in my sling in the middle of my body; now that I'm more aware of the pressure on the internal organs, I'm trying to keep him more on my hip.

thanks

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