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How to manage uterine prolapse after childbirth

If you have recently given birth to a baby and suffered uterine prolapse during childbirth, getting back on track can be a difficult task, especially now that you have a little one to look after. Despite this, managing how you go about your daily routine is important for the recovery process. Uterine prolapse doesn’t have to be a serious case, as long you put the work in to getting yourself well.

Here are our top tips for getting back on track after uterine prolapse during childbirth:

1. Rest

Rest is a crucial factor for the recovery process. By resting, you can give a bit of relief to your pelvic floor and allow the area to heal properly, as well as reducing your fatigue. The amount of strain that was put on your uterus during childbirth needs time to repair; if you don’t relax, that area may become much weaker in the long-term.

2. Bowel management

Making sure that you don’t become constipated is an important aspect of ensuring that a uterine prolapse doesn’t happen again. After childbirth, the strain that is put on your pelvic floor is severe, therefore having to strain during bowel movements will not help your situation. By eating well and drinking plenty, there is less likelihood of another prolapse occurring. Your stool will become much softer to pass.

3. Body weight

After birth, of course you may not be as slim and toned as you once were and this is a natural aspect of carrying a child, so you shouldn’t feel bad about it. However, the problem occurs when this weight becomes excess, which puts a strain on your pelvic floor. Again, this may also cause another prolapse so always be aware to keep your weight under control. You may decide to diet appropriately and do daily exercises that are high intensity in order to burn as much fat as possible; however be sure to find a safe weight-loss regime that is suitable for you.

4. Physio

If you can, please commence a course of pelvic floor physiotherapy as this will help you recover the control over your pelvic floor. This will also help you to feel better and get back to normal. This would always be the first thing to do after childbirth and any kind of associated pelvic prolapse.

If you would like any further information on severe uterine prolapse or prolapse repair by Consultant Gynaecologist Mr Jonathon Broome, please contact The Pelvic Clinic today.


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