“When can I start running after having a baby?”. It’s a question asked by many postnatal women, and the answer......
Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP) is common, and can affect women young or old, most commonly post-natally. Almost one in five Australian women will need surgery for prolapse during their lifetime.
There are 5 types of pelvic organ prolapse: rectocele (large bowel), cystyocele (bladder), enterocele (intestines), vaginal vault (occurs after a hysterectomy), and uterine (uterus). There are also various stages of prolapse (stage I to stage 5, which usually requires surgical intervention).
Whether you are a candidature for surgery, or during rehabilitation from surgery, exercise has an important role in reconnecting and strengthening your pelvic floor muscles and strengthening the musculature surrounding them.