preventing pelvic prolapse
OP, I'm sorry to read of your difficulties. It looks like your post may have been missed, so I'm bumping it up for attention. Anyone have a recommendation to share? OP, you may also want to post in the Healing Birth Trauma forum as there are many women there would knowledgeable about pelvic organ prolapses. All the best to you.
The dribbling pee part might just be par for the course. I will probably never again go on a trampoline without peeing myself!
I'm sorry to hear about the birth trauma! I hope you are able to heal from it. Birth is such an intimate experience... It's hard when thing go badly. Wishing you lots of peace and good thoughts!
here we are--i am so sorry to hear your having a hard time recovering from birth. i didn't have a traumatic pregnancy or birth--and still ended up prolapsing. and i had signs of it after my first pregnancy/birth as well. i felt it healed at 6 weeks last time... this time has taken much longer to heal, though i did feel a shift around 3 months, i believe a hormonal shift caused everything to lift a little. though i am still working on supporting my body the best i can to have more healing.
it can be so disheartening...but many women go through this, and many women completely recover. it does depend on what is going with you--i started doing a video called hab-it about 4 days after birth. it's all about the kegel and other exercises to strengthen the core. it always felt good to do the video, but i didn't feel like it was "healing". i also started acupunture once a week and found that to be relaxing and felt very healing--though not specifically to bladder. though he was working with that in mind. i quit both of those just before 3 months pp. i did decide to go to the doc--because i wanted a recommendation for physical therapy. i have been doing it for about 1.5months and my last session is next week. they can actually measure the strength or your kegel and help you to do it right. (without engaging the stomach or the glutes. and you are lifting and squeezing...not just squeezing.) i have a long way to go still until my kegel is even an "average" strength but i have already doubled it's nearly non-existent start up strength.
i think it's important to support the whole body. when you are sick, worn down or tired, so you every muscle in your body. i also think it's not just about your kegel--but walking is great, the hips, buns, thighs and stomach are all important. it's very realistic to see improvement over the whole year pp & even some after we finish breastfeeding. all that to say, i hope that feels encouraging that what you are experiencing now, won't be forever! wholewoman.com is also another great resource. they have yoga/dance videos that are focused on those muscles that are needed for prolapse.
i hope this was somewhat helpful. i read your post the day you wrote it and just got distracted with life. i spent a lot of time right after the birth googling and worrying. but feel much more calm about it now...just doing the best i can to take good care of me--which as you probably are experiencing is much more difficult with a little one/ones. hugs to you.