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.
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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.
As soon as I discovered this remedy through a homeopathic pregnancy book I had on hand, I started taking Sepia 30C once a day for about a week.
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.
Hi! Your article made me feel better as I am 13 weeks pregnant and am experiencing a similar feeling of something “falling out” and can see a bulge at the opening when I check down there.
How did you determine it was a uterine prolapse vs the other types?
I could just tell bc it felt like my uterus was heavy. There is a possibility it could have been a combination of things but I just took the remedy and the problem cleared up.
Where did you get your sepia
Amazon, Whole Foods, or any local health store usually sells homeopathy.
I am postmenopausal and have stage 3-4
I had 5 vaginal births over the years
I do not want to have surgery do you think this will help me or are things too far gone for me at this point?
Thank you & God Bless
I personally would exhaust all natural options before undergoing surgery if it isn’t life threatening! Homeopathy is very safe so it doesn’t hurt to try.
pelvic floor exercise is very effective for managing women’s pelvic muscles. doing this exercise will help women stay healthy and stop the leaking and other ovary-related issues.
yes, yoga is fully helpful for maintaining your pelvic muscles.
Hi there thank you so much for sharing this, I believe I have a baldder prolapse . I’m waiting for my results . Do you think this will work for the too? And should I start right away with sepia 200? Or start with the 30
Yes Sepia is a wonderful remedy for any pelvic floor issues. I would start with the 30C before moving up.
But mine isn’t purple, its just red ,i notice it 5months after puttin to birth
Perhaps because mine was so soon after birth, the tissue was slightly bruised which could account for the purple color. Whereas healthy tissue would be red and supple.
Hello , thankful for all the information. Im was wondering how long you took the sepia for ? Or if u have been taking for life now?
I used it until my symptoms went away and then stopped.
Hi , I’m 30weeks pregnant with my 6th child, i just has noticed that i have that purplish-blue thing and been doing research and the only exactly thing I found with the description I have is this… The information that i read freaks me out because I never had a c section and worried about that for this one… I have appointment on Friday so my doctor can check me and tell me exactly what I have, but I would try everything you did maybe with God bless I’ll telling my testimony as well for others. Thanks for sharing your experience and this helpful article. God bless you and your family
I’m so glad it helped you!
Thank you so much for your article.
I made a horrible mistake that landed me with this. I literally felt my organs go down. I was totally healthy after having my first baby (vaginal birth). However, I made the horrid mistake of buying a postpartum belly band which was too tight for me.
I just wanted to warn other women who don’t know about the dangers of wearing a too tight/or small belly band. A tight belly ban also causes prolapse, I know for a fact. I feel so stupid, shameful, and sad about this.
I’m using all your suggestion and I pray it would work.
Let me know how it goes for you. For me it was miraculous! Also, don’t forget to deeply think about your healing. See yourself totally healed. I know that sounds crazy but I truly feel this is a big part of the healing process!
Thank you Liv.
I did everything that you suggested, except from the Sepia 30 c/200c as I could not find that type of Sepia dosage here and If ordered online it needed to pass it through Customs and so on. Here, in RSA we only have normal Sepia mostly for hot flushes. So, instead I used China Herbs pills called Arouse Center Qi, which is also indicated to lift the pelvic organs. With the pills and everything you suggested, and visualization, I can definitely feel the difference. I am extremely happy. Thanks so much!
Thank you for this super helpful article! With the kegel excercises, do you breathe normally throughout them?
I try to relax my pelvic floor as I breath in (which increases intra-abdominal pressure) and then contract my pelvic floor as I breath out.
Did you take the two pellets of sepia dry? Or did you make a wet dose? I’m thinking of trying this during my pregnancy. I am 14 weeks. I had a uterine prolapse prior to pregnancy. My homeopath and I had tried sepia prior and it helped with symptoms but didn’t seem to stick. I am wondering if I just needed more doses for longer.
I used dry pellets and also had to up my dose to 200C.
I just found your blog and I’m amazed! I have a prolapse of the uterus after my 8th baby. Do you think one dose of 200 sepia would be effective? Just from your experience? I would love nothing more than to feel normal again, but I’m skeptical of sepia working. I guess what im curious about is why start with 30? Why not go straight to the 200 dose?
It took quite a few repeat doses which is why I ended up going with the 200C which finally did the trick.
Hi, I’m Heidi, I’m a kidney transplant patient and been suffering from uterus/bladder prolapse. I started the kegel exercise about 4 days ago now, I didn’t know this was more common in pregnant women.
Anyway, I was wondering if you can specifically tell me the name of Sepia, you’re taking, I’m new to this but I’m willing to try, there’s lots out there at Amazon. Can you please if you have time respond back to my inquiry.
Thank you for sharing and helping others. May God richly bless you.
I used Boiron in both the 30C and 200C potency.
Heidi, you should not use homeopathic remedies if you have got an kidney transplant. Homeopathic remedies will boost your immune system, which can cause your body to eject your kidneys!
I would consult a homeopath for more clarification on this.
Can you use sepia at any age I’m dealing with a prolapse at a later age
I’m taking Sepia now, two weeks after my fifth birth with what seems to be a 1st to 2nd degree prolapse. Thank you for sharing your exercises and breathing tips it really tidied up what I needed to do to get this under control!
As for the safety of the medicine itself (I’ve been studying and using this medicine for going on five years) it is not considered a contraindication for pregnancy or nursing or any other medications. However it doesn’t mean it is absolutely, 100% guaranteed to be safe every time for every woman- it is an efficacious and powerful medicine that deserves the same respect and study as any other form of medicine (natural or synthetic) to be utilized to its full potential and to avoid, in the case of homeopathy, a proving an aggravation.
By your description of the use of Sepia you used the medicine as needed and stopped when it wasn’t anymore- which is the correct and safe way of using it. However some people consider natural medicines as a preventative measure or continue taking it after it is no longer needed “just in case”, this could be a situation where a proving (the symptoms of the remedy that the medicine is supposed to cure becoming present in a healthy person) or an aggravation where the condition itself worsens.
Now I don’t state this clause to scare of moms who want to use this great medicine but rather encourage them to research how to effectively assess their case to use the medicine correctly and how to take it properly without fear or nonchalantly.
My favourite person to recommend learning from is Joette Calabrese, you can just google her name with prolapse and she has a blog post as to addressing it using Sepia. She also has a very helpful podcast where you can learn how to asses your case and any others and how to efficaciously use this medicine with confidence. I’ve been learning from her these past five years as well as a few other homeopaths and books, but hers has helped me achieve the desired results of healing the fastest.
Thank you for your perspective Staci! I completely agree and I am very familiar with Joette. I also like Sue Myers a lot from Homeopathy for Mommies.
Is Sepia safe to take while breastfeeding?
Yes. All homeopathy is safe.
what does the sepia taste like? I am very concerned because I become nauseous with some tastes.
It tastes like a sugar pill.
Is sepia safe? I read something that indicated it could cause harm if used improperly.
Yes, homeopathy is extremely safe.
So how exactly does the sepia work? It says it is for mood swings? Got some ordered and if nothing else i need my mood lifted! Just curious becaise i am currently dealing with a prolapse!
Basically it works according to the “Law of Similars” as established by Dr. Hahnemann, which states “Those symptoms that a substance is able to cause to appear in a person when exposed to it, that same substance also has the ability trigger the cure those same symptoms in a person where they occur naturally as part of a disease process.” So basically it is a trigger for the body to heal itself in the same way that a lighter can start a fire but not continue the burning.
How many pellets is considered a dose? I’ve read mixed answers. I know your not a doctor, I’m just asking based off of your experience. Do you believe it is effective for 2nd degree prolapse?
When I use homeopathy I personally only use 2 pellets.
I came across your article late last night. I just found out I am pregnant with my 6th (!) baby and I believe I have a stage 1 or 2 uterine prolapse. When I found out I was pregnant I became fearful because of the prolapse. I started looking for testimonies online on fixing or maintaining my prolapse during this pregnancy and I came across your article! Thank you so much! I had never heard of Sepia and I am a fairly crunchy Mama- I just ordered both doses! And will start the excercises.
I don’t want to be fearful for this pregnancy and your article gives me hope- along with all the other testimonies I have read on Sepia now!
It was nothing short of miraculous for me. I would love to hear about how it went for you after you try the remedies!
This is very encouraging as I lay in bed crying. I just sent my midwife an email tonight to let her know I think this is what’s going on. I’m going to do everything you have mentioned here. She has books on homeopathic pregnancy so she may even recommend the same! I’m 22 weeks so I’m hoping I still have hope and can got through with my homebirth. Thank you for sharing your experience!
I developed a prolapse after my 3rd child and it was greatly help with doing an exercise program at FemFusion Fitness on YouTube. It is developed and performed by a physical therapist. All her exercises are geared to be easy on the pelvic floor but her Lift series was a life saver for me! Now, I am 13 weeks pregnant with my 4th and will be starting it again.
Thanks for this. I am currently in the same position. I felt a prolapse after having my first child. I am now 12 weeks pregnant and really worried. Is the sepia safe during pregnancy? Please get in touch with me. I really got some relief from your article.
Yes, homeopathy is very safe for pregnancy and it completely cured my prolapse. I couldn’t be happier with the results.
Hi there, I am being seen next week for a possible uterine or bladder prolapse. Do you know if the Sepia works for bladder prolapse as well? I really try to stick with more
Natural health solutions but I’m worried after 6 pregnancies and vaginal deliveries my body has had it. Praying these things will help me.
Yes Sepia is the correct remedy for all types of pelvic floor prolapse.
How soon did you feel improvement?
It took about a month.
Hey, I am so happy ai stumbled across this article. I am suffering what I think is a uterine prolapse after my first vaginal childbirth 5 weeks ago. Your experience has given me hope. I’m wondering if I can take Sepia while breastfeeding?
Sepia is really good at correcting hormone imbalances but I am not sure how it would affect milk production. I would ask a professional homeopath about that one.