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The mental side of prolapse

Updated: Sep 10, 2023

The physical side of prolapse is undoubtedly incredibly difficult, but the mental side of it can be almost as hard. When you think about your prolapse first thing in the morning, all throughout the day and into the night, it’s exhausting. It’s not just a passing thought, it’s the terror that by lifting your child or running across the park, you’ve made things worse. The panic before you get a moment of privacy to check it and see if it looks like it did this morning. The brief relief before the cycle starts again. It’s a constant roundabout in your mind and it’s impossible to get off.

You feel like you’re the only one. You blame yourself for not having educated yourself about birthing methods or beat yourself up for not having made different choices.

Talking it through

I found that talking about it to someone you trust definitely helps. It means being vulnerable, but sometimes saying things out loud can help to detangle the thoughts going around and around in your mind.

There are so many other women out there with prolapse. Research shows up to 1 in 2 women who have given birth will develop some form of prolapse. You are not alone. The more we talk about it, the less taboo it will become and the next generation, our daughters, will hopefully escape what some of us have gone through.

Finding your 'better'

I’m lucky enough to now be in a place where I am no longer limited by my prolapse. My goal is to help women get to a better place than they are now. Hypopressives is an empowering, strengthening and meditative practice and can truly work wonders for us. Get in touch if you would like to talk about how we can help you get to your ‘better'.

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