Pregnancy puts your body through a lot of changes, both physically and emotionally. Though your body heals during the postpartum period (the period after childbirth), it does not go back to what it was before conceiving. And, as everything feels so different, especially for first-time mothers, this time can be overwhelming. The health of your pelvic floor may be one of your prime concerns during this transition.
Pelvic organ prolapse is one of the common complications occurring after childbirth. It is a condition that occurs when the supporting tissues of the pelvic organs are stretched and weakened. As a result, pelvic organs like the uterus, bladder, or rectum might slip from their original position and protrude out of the vagina. This article will explore the precautions you need to take during pregnancy and postpartum that can reduce the risk of pelvic organ prolapse.