FOR WHOM SURGERY?

We’ve raised many questions and even stumbled upon a few essential answers over the course of the past two years that Whole Woman™ has been live on the Web. A body of knowledge has developed around this approach to pelvic organ prolapse and a set of principles laid down that most of us could probably agree on. There is little doubt that the symptoms of stage three prolapse of the bowel and bladder differs significantly from woman to woman, given that the same organs, muscles, vessels and bones are involved in all.

What makes the difference then between the woman who happily chooses palliative measures over surgery and seems to live well in spite of her chronic condition, and the woman who is an emotional wreck and just can’t seem to get beyond the hope that some doctor or therapist “out there” is going to make it all go away?

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Hi Everybody!!!!

Geeeemini-Christmas! I thought we were going down for an hour or so and it turned into weeks!! There were tremendous problems moving all the data from the old forum. It had something to do with the custom script the old forum software was written in...bottom line the web developers had to manually move a jillion files over here - a process that took several days. We could've just started over, but it would've been a shame to lose all the old posts.

So...here we are!! I hope you all like the new site!!! I love it, although there are still a few little things to work out. I think the font size is a bit small, which is completely changeable (at least on the forum) once I figure out how!!

PROMINENT UROGYNECOLOGIST OFFERS PERSPECTIVE ON ELECTIVE C-SECTION

Approximately one-third of American births are now carried out by cesarean section. This increase is largely due to a philosophical change within the practice of obstetrics and gynecology that has begun to view elective cesarean as an ethically sound practice in the prevention of pelvic organ prolapse, urinary and fecal incontinence, and sexual dysfunction.

In a recently published article (i) pelvic reconstructive surgeon Ingrid Nygaard gave the reasons she believes suggesting to women that elective cesarean delivery will eliminate the lifetime risk of urinary and fecal incontinence is “disingenuous.” Nygaard states, “There is no doubt that many factors exist to support the contention that a global policy of elective cesarean delivery is ill-advised.”

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