A Childbirth of Nightmares: Pelvic Organ Prolapse
Hey I’m Ashleigh, also known as the girl who’s organs are falling out of her vagina. I have what is called a pelvic organ prolapse and it’s pretty painful and shocking when you first notice it. Picture a hernia in your stomach.. got it? Good. Now move that hernia down into your vagina and replace it with your bowel and bladder essentially coming out of your hole. That’s me. Unfortunately this happened because of a pretty traumatic birth experience, which also had other lasting effects ( ptsd, hips that pop in and out and chronic pain )
While not every pregnancy is like mine I do think we have to talk about a hard pregnancy so not every mother has the expectation going in that it’s going to be a magical experience.
Sometimes things just don’t go right or the way you pictured or planned it and that’s okay. You are a warrior princess and you will make it through
So buckle up for my experience ladies and gents. It’s going to be a bumpy ride.