What is Pelvic Organ Prolapse? Must Know for Every Mama

What is Pelvic Organ Prolapse?

Pelvic organ prolapse (POP) is common in women and what it does is to impact on bladder control. What I want you to know is that it won’t get better on its own so you will need to seek help.

What is Pelvic Organ Prolapse?

Pelvic organ prolapse is defined as downward displacement of pelvic organs, resulting in herniation of those organs into or through the vagina or anal canal.

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Pelvic Organs

Your pelvic organs include the bladder, uterus and bowel. They are held in place by tissues called ‘fascia’ and ‘ligaments’. These supporting tissues help to join your pelvic organs to the bony side walls of the pelvis and hold them inside your pelvis.

What Do My Pelvic Floor Muscles Do?

Your pelvic floor muscles hold up your pelvic organs from below. If your pelvic floor muscles are weak, then your pelvic organs might not be held in their right place. As a result, they may bulge or sag down into the vagina.

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Kerryn Boyle
Kerryn Boyle
Kerryn is a Prenatal Exercise Instructor. Kerryn’s areas of expertise includes providing women with safe at-home pregnancy workouts and postpartum workouts. From pregnancy yoga classes to week by week, it's all right here.

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