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Pessary Box

My Journey with Pelvic Organ Prolapse

By Janet Burts, Founder Pessary Box The journey of the Pessary Box began the day I was diagnosed with Pelvic Organ Prolapse. It involved both a Cystocele and a Rectocele which involved incontinence.  I felt a roller coaster of emotions.  It was decided, medically, I was not a candidate for surgical correction, and was told that I would be fitted for a pessary.  I was given a list of don’t […]

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Learn to Cough with Confidence

By Lara Desrosiers, MSc. OT Reg. (Ont.) Lara’s Top 4 Coughing Tips When you are dealing with leaking, pelvic organ prolapse or both, bouts of illness that involve a lot of coughing are no fun. One thing that can be helpful to bear in mind is that while your body is giving its attention and resources to fighting off whatever virus is plaguing you, it can feel harder to engage

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Pelvic Organ Prolapse & Fear

By Lara Desrosiers, MSc. OT Reg. (Ont.) Let’s make no bones about it. Pelvic Organ Prolapse is often a very scary experience, particularly when it takes us completely by surprise (which it often does!) To make matters worse, there are a ton of messages out there that perpetuate fear of moving our bodies with Pelvic Organ Prolapse. These messages might come from late night Google searches or even from our

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Living Life with Pelvic Organ Prolapse

By Lara Desrosiers, MSc. OT Reg. (Ont.) A diagnosis of Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP), the departure of normal sensation related to the position or felt position of any/all of the pelvic organs (bladder, uterus, and rectum) often leaves womxn feeling blindsided, helpless, broken or scared. If a POP diagnosis has rocked you to your core, you are definitely not alone! My name is Lara and I am a womxn with

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