Pelvic organ prolapse (POP) is a condition that occurs when the muscles and tissues supporting the pelvic organs (the uterus, bladder, or rectum) become weak or loose. When this happens, one or more of these organs can drop or press into or out of the vagina. The pelvic organs are held in place by tissues called fascia and a group of muscles known as the pelvic floor muscles.
There are several types of pelvic organ prolapse, including:
Cystocele (or anterior prolapse): This is the most common type of POP and it happens when the bladder protrudes into the vagina, creating a bulge. It’s often associated with stress urinary incontinence.
Uterine prolapse: This is when the uterus descends towards or into the vagina.
Rectocele (or posterior vaginal wall prolapse): This occurs when the rectum bulges into the back wall of the vagina.
Enterocele (or apical prolapse or prolapse of the vaginal vault): This is a prolapse of the small intestines into the vaginal canal. This type occurs commonly after hysterectomy.
Pelvic organ prolapse often causes discomfort and can impact quality of life. Symptoms can include pressure in the pelvis or vagina, problems with sexual intercourse, urinary and bowel difficulties, and seeing or feeling a bulge coming out of the vagina.
Risk factors for POP include pregnancy and childbirth, menopause, aging, obesity, chronic constipation, chronic cough, and heavy lifting activities. Treatments can range from lifestyle changes and pelvic floor exercises to the use of pessaries (devices inserted into the vagina to support the pelvic organs) and surgery. The best treatment often depends on the severity and type of prolapse and the woman’s overall health, symptoms, and lifestyle.
There are so many women, the world over, living with prolapse. Living in pain, living with incontinence.
But you don’t have to settle. you don’t have to live a life with prolapse and don’t need surgery.
The solution you’ve been searching for…💚
Pilates is the best way to support your pelvic organ prolapse. Not only can women prevent prolapse through Pilates they can also repair prolapse with the right teacher if practised in a mindful and informed way.
Meet your Pelvic Organ Prolapse Pilates Specialist, Claire Sparrow:
“I studied and trained in many Pilates forms for pre and post-natal care. I’ve immersed myself in modern anatomy including in-depth research into fascia and Tensegrity.
I have first-hand experience of pelvic health dysfunction in my own body, which I fixed with my method. I’ve worked with thousands of women like you so I know what you need to live a fulfilled life doing what you love, without thinking about your pelvic floor or pelvic prolapse.”
Well, I am so happy to let you know that there is a solution, you CAN get your life back, and I will show you how!
Join me LIVE on Wednesday 28th June at 8pm online for a Pilates for Prolapse Pilates class to celebrate Pelvic Organ Prolapse Awareness Month.
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