When the Pelvic floor muscles and ligaments become stretched and weakened to the point where they can no longer offer proper support for the uterus, Uterine Prolapse can result. Consequently, the uterus either drops into the vagina or protrudes. After menopause, women who have had one or more vaginal deliveries are the ones who are most likely to get Uterine Prolapse. In most cases, therapy is not necessary for mild cases of Uterine Prolapse postpartum. However, treatment may be beneficial for cases of Uterine Prolapse that result in discomfort or interfere with everyday life. Uterine Prolapse is one variation of Pelvic Organ Prolapse.
What is Pelvic Organ Prolapse?
Pelvic organ Prolapse is a struggle experienced by a small percentage of postpartum women. This condition occurs when one or more pelvic organs drop from their usual position into the vaginal canal. Pelvic organ Prolapse, a common complication of pregnancy, can happen with vaginal and cesarean birth. It can significantly impede a woman’s ability to live a normal life.
Uterine Prolapse may increase if you are overweight, have super sized babies or are pushing too hard during labor. The risk can also be elevated when there are more than 1 perineal tears.
What are the 3 Types of Prolapse after Childbirth?
As numerous organs are within the Pelvic region, Pelvic organ Prolapses exist. These are the most common types of Pelvic organ prolapse following childbirth:
- Cystocele Prolapse occurs as the bladder descends and presses against the anterior vaginal wall.
- Rectocele Prolapse occurs when the rectum descend and presses against the vaginal wall.
- Uterine Prolapse happens when the uterus and cervix drop into the vaginal canal.
Is Uterine Prolapse Normal?
Many women who have recently given birth experience Prolapse symptoms. There are, however, additional reasons, such as family history, obesity, and medical disorders.
Prolapse may happen after birth, and is more likely to happen later in life for those women who have given birth before,
If you are experiencing Postpartum Pelvic Organ Prolapse or Uterine Prolapse, you can take comfort in the fact that it is common and treatable. You now know the two people you would want to see – a women’s physio and an acupuncturist!
Symptoms of Uterine Prolapse
One of the most prominent signs of Postpartum Prolapse is the sensation that something is protruding from the vaginal entrance. Signs of Prolapse include the following:
- Vaginal pressure
- Pain during sex
- Low backache
- Pelvic pain
- Incapacity to evacuate the bowels or bladder
- Distended abdomen
What Soma Clinic Offers for Postpartum Uterine Prolapse?
If you are looking for effective Postnatal Massage Alternatives to treat Postpartum Uterine Prolapse, you are in the right place! At Soma Clinic, we employ Acupuncture therapy to treat Postpartum Uterine Prolapse. How it works is that the needles activate the pelvic floor muscles through the stimulation of nerves in the sacroiliac region of the lower back. You will often see results within two acupuncture sessions.