Uterine prolapse was an ailment that was totally off my radar until after I had a child. I never heard a friend talk about it but I have a feeling it’s a pretty common concern.
Today I want to talk about it because I have experienced uterine prolapse twice now and was able to treat myself naturally at home.
I am in active childbearing years, currently pregnant for the second time. I believe my experience is beyond valuable and it would be a complete shame for me to keep this healing journey to myself.
I hope it saves you from going down a rabbit hole of doctor’s appointments and potentially even helps you avoid a pessary or an unnecessary surgery.
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This is my second pregnancy and by the time I was six weeks pregnant, I had severe uterine prolapse. Literally my cervix was an inch away from my vaginal opening.
I was very concerned about how this would affect the health of my pregnancy and my ability to exercise.
After some heavy googling, my fears were validated, but more on that in a minute.
Although I did try to get an appointment with a pelvic floor specialist, this problem developed during the beginning of the Covid-19 fiasco and I couldn’t even get a hold of an office to save my life.
Luckily, I am a stubborn, self-reliant person, so I kept reading and searching for alternative cures. I was able to effectively complete my very own prolapsed uterus treatment at home which resulted in full healing.
I know that may sound too good to be true but within three weeks of starting this regimen, my uterine prolapse was completely gone. I am now halfway done with my pregnancy and it hasn’t come back.
Uterine Prolapse During Pregnancy
So before I get too ahead of myself, how do you know you if you have it?
Uterine prolapse is basically the descent of your cervix or uterus into the vaginal canal.
You can usually feel some heaviness/downward pressure. There were days I felt this but there were also days I did not. On those days I would insert a finger and check when I took shower.
Sure enough, I could feel a bulge inside my vaginal canal.
The first time I experienced prolapsed uterus was after I had my son.
Around two weeks postpartum, I finally got the courage to use a mirror to assess the damage down there and I was appalled to see a purplish-blue bulge nearly coming out of my vagina. I freaked out and thought I would need surgery or something but thankfully a few months later after a lot of kegel exercises, it went away.
If you google “uterine prolapse during pregnancy” you will read that the incidence is rare and can cause your pregnancy to be high risk. It also says you will likely need to deliver via c-section.
At first this info scared the crap out of me.
My husband and I tried for this pregnancy and he was about to deploy. My first child was pushing three years old and I really wanted him to have a sibling sooner rather than later so they can play together.
I decided not to settle for that negativity so I kept looking online for personal testimonies. Sometimes I find WebMD and all the other professional health site to be slightly dehumanized and lack solutions.
Alas, I found this woman’s testimony on youtube to be very comforting. She went through her entire pregnancy with a prolapsed uterus and went on to deliver a healthy baby vaginally.
If you look at the comments on her video you realize that uterine prolapse is actually pretty common.
It can happen during early pregnancy when your uterus is heavier but still small enough to fit through the pelvic opening.
How to treat prolapsed uterus at home
1. Diaphragmatic Breathing
As they say, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
Whenever you are positioned into a squat or lifting something heavy, be mindful of holding your breath on an inhale which puts a lot of pressure on your pelvic floor.
The best way to protect the pelvic floor going forward is to use controlled diagphramatic breathing. This involves being mindful of your breath, relaxing your pelvic floor as you inhale, and squeezing/tightening your pelvic floor as you exhale.
You should try to be on an exhale as you lift something heavy or rise from a squatted position.
If you already have uterine prolapse, then this breathing technique will prevent the problem from getting worse.
2. Sepia 30C/200C
The homeopathic remedy Sepia was the biggest contributor to healing my prolapsed uterus at home without a pelvic floor specialist.
Sepia is the homeopathic preparation of cuttlefish ink. I know it sounds strange but it is considered the number one homeopathic remedy for uterine prolapse.
Sepia cures the sensation of heaviness in the pelvis and is useful during both pregnancy and during a menstrual period when female parts have lost elasticity and tone.
The following week I took one dose every other day.
By the second week I had periods of improvement where the prolapse was completely gone. However, if I had a particularly long/stressful day the prolapse would return (although not as severe).
The third week I took one dose of Sepia 200C and I have not experienced uterine prolapse since.
Another thing that really provided me with relief during the early stages of healing was to use gravity to get my uterus back into the proper place.
I usually did this about midday and right before bed.
In the mornings, my prolapse wasn’t as bad. After I chased my toddler around all morning, it truly felt like my insides would fall right out of me.
After I put my son down for a nap, I laid down and placed a few pillows under my bum so that my head was lower than my lady parts. I laid like this for 10-15 minutes and could feel my uterus sliding slightly back into place.
If you work and can slip away for a minute, you could alternatively do a few downward facing dogs throughout the day to help facilitate the downward movement.
4. Kegel exercises
I must admit I was very unfaithful at my kegels in between pregnancies. I wish I would have remembered to keep this up so I started this pregnancy with a stronger pelvic floor.
After I used gravity to get my uterus back inside my body, I would do about 20 minutes of kegel exercises while laying down.
I have continued to do these throughout my pregnancy in hopes that it will help me recover faster after my next delivery.
10x Squeeze and hold for 15-20 seconds followed by a minute of rest.
10x Ladders: tighten pelvic floor muscles with increasing intensity as you count from 1-5 and then gradually let the intensity down as you count down from 5-1.
I realize this home treatment regimen for uterine prolapse sounds fairly simple.
I listened to one women’s story where she ended up going down the conventional route and bought herself a hysterectomy. Apparently, one out of three women have a hysterectomy by the age of 60 with uterine prolapse being one of the reasons.
I have personally experienced full healing using homeopathy for loads of different problems. I urge you to try taking Sepia and do the exercises even if you are skeptical.
The worst thing that will happen is it won’t work for you. At best, you can avoid doctor’s offices and potentially a much bigger headache.