How can I prevent a fallen womb prolapse

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If a woman has been pregnant often, had long labors, or pushed too early during labor, the muscles and ligaments that hold up her womb may have become weak. When this happens the womb can fall part or all of the way into the vagina. This is called a prolapse or fallen womb. A sign of a prolapse can be leaking urine. In severe cases, the cervix can be seen at the opening of the vagina.

To prevent, space children at least 2 years apart. During labor, push only when the cervix is fully open and there is a strong need to push. Never let anyone push down on your womb to get the baby out quickly.

  • Burns, A. A., Niemann, S., Lovich, R., Maxwell, J., & Shapiro, K. (2014). Where women have no doctor: A health guide for women. Hesperian Foundation.
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