Where the Heck is My Uterus? And Why it Matters.
Normally the uterus leans slightly over the bladder in the center of the pelvis, about one and a half inches above the pubic bone. It is held in this position by muscles, the vaginal wall and ligaments that attach it to the back, front, and sides of the pelvis. Uterine ligaments are made to stretch to accommodate a growing fetus inside and to move freely when the bladder or bowel is full. The ligaments and muscles can weaken and loosen, causing the uterus to fall downward, forward, backward or to either side.
A uterus in any of these positions is often referred to as being “tilted or prolapsed" and this positioning can result in many unwanted symptoms such as painful or irregular menstrual cycles and ovulation, headaches and PMS, bladder and yeast infections, constipation, and decreased fertility. Women are often told, "you have a tilted uterus, there is nothing that can be done, or it's normal don't worry about it ". Depending on the symptoms a woman experiences, treatment offered may include the birth control pill, muscle relaxants, or surgery.
Yet women have a laundry list of physical and emotional symptoms that can be addressed and prevented with simple, noninvasive massage techniques. When reproductive organs shift, they can constrict normal flow of blood and lymph, and disrupt nerve connections. Just a few extra ounces sitting on blood and lymph vessels can cause havoc throughout the different systems in the body. By shifting the uterus back into place, homeostasis, or the natural balance of the body, is restored in the pelvic area and the surrounding organs. Toxins are flushed and nutrients that help to tone tissue and balance hormones are restored to normal order. This restoration is essential for healthy reproductive functioning such as painless menses, healthy pregnancy, effective labor and birth.
Who wouldn’t want to have all these wonderful things? If they sound good to you then think about where your uterus might be right now - and if you think she’s somewhere other than were she ought to be - let’s bring her back home.
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