Pelvic Organ Prolapse is a serious condition affecting many women, particularly those in the postnatal period. However, it is an often misunderstood, or even unknown, condition to so many.

In a world where so many women of all ages are reluctant to even say the word “vagina” out loud, it’s perhaps unsurprising that a condition affecting a woman’s vagina and the rest of her pelvic region is still not widely spoken about.

Pelvic Organ Prolapse affects one in every two to three postnatal women

But with statistics showing that between 30 to 50pc of postnatal women experiencing a prolapse, this is clearly a topic that needs more awareness.

Particularly because Pelvic Organ Prolapse can have such a significant impact on a woman’s overall physical wellbeing, and her sense of body image, self esteem and mental health – particularly if it is left untreated.

In this interview I speak with Women’s Health Physiotherapist, Heba Shaheed, who provides us with advice on what Pelvic Organ Prolapse is, how and why it occurs and how we can treat and prevent it. Heba has such a wonderful way of explaining this issue and I’m sure you’ll love her ‘balls and rubber bands’ imagery, which makes this topic so much easier to comprehend.

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Great information hey? Heba has such a great knowledge on all areas pelvic health. If you want to connect with her you can find her website here, connect with her on twitter here, or visit her facebook page here.

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This video was initially recorded as a bonus content module for the Bloom Wellbeing postnatal wellbeing program, Core Floor Restore. For more information on Core Floor Restore, visit bloomwellbeing.teachable.com/courses/

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