There is a support group on here for Pelvic Organ Prolapse... I'll see if I can find the link for you in a minute. It can happen on the first birth, and it can improve a lot, so try not to freak out. I've been there... no information or support makes it worse. You don't necessarily need a pessary. My cervix was pretty low for a long time... It did finallly go back up to the normal position. Hormones help too. After I got pregnant and my uterus was heavy, it dropped back down a bit, but after doing the right exercises I'm doing a lot better again. My favorite one that my doula told me about is the knees/chest position. Basically you get on your hands and knees, but let your chest drop as close to the floor as possible. You want to get into a position where you can feel things pulling back up into place. It feels great. Do kegels at the same time. She also showed me another where you can scoot up against a wall, prop up your hips, legs going up the wall... kind of hard to describe, but it also uses gravity to help reposition. I don't do it as often because I don't think I'm doing it right. Since I can really feel things moving with the other one I spend my time doing it. Look at diagrams of the uterus... Envision it getting back into the position tipped forward toward your pubic bone. If things are "falling" it's probably tipping back and descending into the vagina a bit. The knees/chest exercise in particular helps tilt it back into the right spot!
Okay, found the link:http://www.mothering.com/discussions...d.php?t=713732
Another great site iswww.wholewoman.com
- It reminds me that good posture is important.
I think some people have luck with a physical therapist that specializes in this, however, I had enough trouble getting my OBGYN to tell me more than "do kegels", "old women have that problem", and "I'm glad I had c-sections with my kids" that I pretty much gave up on the medical route and did my own research.