Join Date: Nov 2009
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Well, first of all your vagina is going to look different after you give birth. Heck, I bet it would look different just from being pregnant. So just because it looks different does not mean you have a uterine prolapse. That being said, more than 80% of postpartum women have some degree of pelvic organ prolapse, so chances are you and almost every parous woman you know has it. As far as pitocin causing POP, I don't know. I do know that tearing is certainly not good for your pelvic floor, but whether you tore because of the pitocin or not is anyone's guess. My best advice to you is to accept that the changes to your pelvic floor are normal and common and that it takes well over a year to get back to normal. If I were you I wouldn't look at your vulva with a mirror anymore. It will just upset you! I had POP after dd was born and I was obsessed with it. It really made the newborn/infant stage depressing. It sounds like you had a traumatic birth experience. Have you posted in the healing birth trauma forum ? It may be worth it. Hugs to you mama! Hang in there and throw away all your small mirrors!
Wife to amazing dh, mama to dd 12/08