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Pelvic floor

Discussion in 'General Discussion Subforum' started by grapefruit, Dec 26, 2019.

  1. grapefruit

    grapefruit Peer Supporter

    I'm not sure I even want to post this because I don't want others' worrying, negative suggestions to take root in my mind, but it is something I would like to talk about and if you accept TMS than there is nowhere else to go (unless you want to get an alarmist structural answer from a doctor, physio, or the internet).

    A couple of years ago I healed dramatically by reading Sarno, and have enjoyed being painfree all this time. I am now expecting my third child, thanks to him (I believed I had SI joint dysfunction from pregnancy). Anyway, everywhere I turn, I hear or read about "pelvic floor dysfunction", "organ prolapse" and "incontinence". I can't shake this spectre of fear, and I hate it. I plan to resume a very active lifestyle eventually postpartum, including jumping and sprinting. Any treatment for dysfunction I have heard about is always physio, and I completely lost my faith in physio after my back pain experience. I even saw a leading specialist in the pelvis and she was totally wrong. I came to believe physio is a total sham. Yet I myself do experience some urinary incontinence playing sports. It got worse after having a baby, but if I'm honest it started a tiny bit in high school while playing sports.

    So I want to know - what is the truth about the pelvic floor for women? Is it true that it is very fragile, irreparably weakened by childbirth? Your organs can just start falling out unless you practice pelvic floor exercises regularly? Even aging leads inevitably to incontinence? And athletes, whether there is a history of childbirth or not, are especially prone to it? Jumping and running puts too much pressure on it? Could there be a mind body connection or is physio the answer in this one case? Anyone else have thoughts on this subject?

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