The Pelvic Floor Project

16. Postpartum prolapse

June 28, 2021 Season 1 Episode 16
The Pelvic Floor Project
16. Postpartum prolapse
Show Notes

In this episode, I sit down with Jeanice Mitchell from MyPFM to discuss:

  • What prolapse actually is and different types
  • Why prolapse is common to experience postpartum 
  • Risk factors for prolapse
  • What symptoms you may experience
  • How a physical therapist can help

Our goal for this episode is to:
Help you understand prolapse and make a plan for management so that your fear can take a back seat. 

Jeanice Mitchell is a physical therapist with advanced training and certifications in women’s health, biofeedback, and pelvic health. She began specializing in this area of physical therapy after the birth of her son in 1999. She has seen the profound impact of pelvic floor PT on her own life as well as with countless patients over the years.

She started myPFM.com (a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization) in 2018 with the goal of improving global pelvic health awareness and access to resources. The mission of myPFM is “Pelvic Health for All. Everyone. Everywhere. Every Language.” You can find fun, engaging pelvic health content and resources on her website, Instagram and YouTube channels.

Special information about episode:

Here is the Barber study (30-76% with POP):

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/27439423/

 Here is the PFMT study on the morphological changes:

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/20093905/

Here is the study looking at how common prolapse is:

Swift SE, Tate SB, Nicholas J. Correlation of symptoms with degree of pelvic organ support in a general population of women: what is pelvic organ prolapse? Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2003 Aug;189(2):372-7; discussion 377-9. doi: 10.1067/s0002-9378(03)00698-7. PMID: 14520198.

 Here is the course link for Power Over Prolapse:

https://mypfm.mykajabi.com/offers/5CvpRkTi

Use code MELISSA50 for 50% off the course

Links to contact Jeanice:

Website

Instagram

YouTube

Thanks for joining me! Here is where you can find more:

my online course to walk you through pregnancy, birth prep and postpartum recovery: https://mommyberries.com

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