Structural Question

I am fascinated by the connection of prolapse and women with "short hamstrings, flat butts, locked knees, and turned out toes." This is me EXACTLY. I would add slightly raised chin.

Not sure if this is also connected to this posture, but five months into my pregnancy, my pelvis started to rotate (right side forward). It got so bad that I had to see a chiro three times a week until my son was born. The rotation was due to my body making way for the baby, but also a tightness in my right hip rotators due to over pronation in my right foot. I wonder, Christine, if any of this is related to the cystocele.

Vaginal Birth or C-section for 2nd child?

Hi,

This website has been such a blessing to find! I have something prolapsed just at the vaginal walls (not hanging out). This was instigated probably by the extremely severe tear I encountered during the birth of our first child. When I saw my gyno after discovering this about 6 months after the birth, he really acted like it wasn't a big deal since it doesn't cause me any discomfort and told me to do Kegels. I wasn't sure what to think about his simple diagnosis (he wasn't even sure what organ it was!), but I went on to just put the situation in God's hands.

Well, now we are expecting our 2nd child! We are very excited but now I'm starting to wonder about that prolapsed organ. I have my first OB appointment (different OB) in a few weeks and I wanted to see what other experienced moms think. Will another vaginal birth make this prolapse worse? Would a c-section help me avoid further prolapse (even though I really would rather have a vaginal birth)?

What does it mean to you to live well with prolapse?

I'm sure many of you have answered this question before in other threads, but I was wanting to hear it, concentrated, for myself, and perhaps others who are new to the forum and dealing with prolapsed pelvic organs.

I must admit, after a really good 5 weeks of using the postures and feeling great with it, I've felt a little boggy down there for a number of days. It's a little discouraging after such positive response from my body after working with the postures. Does this happen to anyone else?

So, I;m pondering what it means to live well with prolapse. The hardest and most stressful part of it for me has to do with lifting my baby; I want to carry him, but notice the pressure it places on my internal organs, even when I seem to maintain the posture. Any tips on what I can do to help this?

Recumbant Bicycle or Eliptical Trainer

Hi, I'm tyring to figure out the best way to get cardio exercise and not aggravate my cystocele.

Right now I ride the recumbant bicycle because I assume sitting is better than standing, but you can't use the correct posture while riding and it makes my tailbone ache.

I know the elyptical trainer is good because it is low-impact, but I assumed it is bad because you are standing and "climbing."

My favorite exercise is to walk, but I also assume that this isn't the way to go (again, gravity). Though, strangely, my symptoms always seem to improve after the first ten minutes of a brisk walk. Is that normal?

slant board

Has anyone tried a slant board for any length of time?
It is said to be good for the body in many ways. Could the use of gravity to help things fall into place for a while be helpful to our poor uteruses?
Christine do you ever use one?

Sad About Prolapse

I am 36 years old and have an 8 mo old son. He was 9 and a 1/2 pounds when he was born. Three weeks after his birth, I felt urinary frequency (like a UTI) but was tested for UTI and had none. I only felt the symptoms when I stood up. After three weeks of this my OB finally had me come in and said I had a "minor bladder prolapse" and that it was very common and that I needed to do Kegels and it would go away. They didn't help, and everything I saw online did not say anything about frequency symptoms related to prolapse. I was miserable until I went to a PT specializing in pelvic floor issues. She said that my frequency or "urethral irritiation" that I was feeling was due to scar tissue from my tears (one was along the top of the vaginal wall). When I started using estrogen cream, they went away entirely.

downloads

Hi
I have been reading some of the posts and realised that it must be possible to download posture exercises etc but I can't find anyhere on the site for doing this nor can I find anywhere on the site that I can order the book or video that people are talking about. Any advice would be aprpeciated.
Michelle

Catheter

Hi
I posted just a couple of days ago asking if anyone knew where to get this book in Australia. I thought I'd go into a little more detail about my actual problems and what I have pretty much faced my whole life. I used to feel like I was the only person living like this until I started reading forums and gathering information on the internet. I'd seem many doctors about my problem starting from when I was a small child. I was a bedwetter until around age 9 and can always remember needing to urinate frequently and with urgency. I have no idea what a normal bladder feels like as mine has never been normal.

So what's going to happen when we hit Menopause?

I feel pretty comfortable right now with my body. I am happy with the relief of symptoms I have. Yes I can still "see" things but I can't always notice them or feel them. And the relief of my backache has been fabulous. My back feels better than it has in years. I feel a lot stronger - in fact my PT is ready to release me after just 5 weeks. I am not ready for her to do that though so I am going to continue to go for another 4 weeks or so, just once a week...

My question is this, she said I could stay where I am indefinately but that things could worsen when I go through menopause. I am 34, my mom and aunt both went through at 45 & 48, so on the earlier side. All the lit I have read also says that menopause is when prolapses appear or worsen...

Where Can I buy this book in Australia

Hi
I am a 36 year old woman and have just discovered that I have a cystocele. I have delivered two children vaginally but have had overactive bladder problems my whole life. I've spent years having tests, seeing specialists, physiotherapists but to no avail. Nothing helped my overactive bladder. No amount of kegels or otherwise could help. I am waiting on an appointment with a specialist regarding my cystocele but wanted to go in there informed of my choices for treatment so started doing some research. I have borrowed this book from our local library on referral from a friend but at the time I didn't have a cystocele and never found the time to read the book thoroughly. I am at a loss as to where to buy it in Australia. Does anyone have any idea which book shops may sell it here?

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