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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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Posture ReEducation

Posture ReEducation

By Trista Zinn Founder, Coreset Fitness Director & Owner, Hypopressives Canada Correcting ones posture has a significant impact on all things related to our respiratory function, core and pelvic health. We can’t talk about posture without mentioning our core. The relationship between our core and posture is complex, but with a little guidance you can start to see and feel the difference.   Our ‘core’ is responsible for posture, and

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Lara Desrosiers

The Role of Mindfulness in Pelvic Organ Prolapse Recovery

By Lara Desrosiers Occupational Therapist One major challenge that often comes alongside the Pelvic Organ Prolapse experience is something that I like to call the “POP Hijack”. This describes the many ways that prolapse sensations, activities to manage or control prolapse, rules about moving to “stay safe”, and worry/distress related to prolapse can hijack our attention, our energy and consequently our lives. Some symptoms of the POP Hijack include: Distraction

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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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Lara Desrosiers

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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Trista Zinn

My Personal Prolapse Story: From Discovery to Recovery

By Trista Zinn, Founder, Coreset Fitness/Director & Owner Hypopressives Canada Please note this is an abridged version of my story. As a personal trainer who specialized in pre/postnatal training and working with older adults, pelvic floor health was commonly mentioned. At the time, I was unaware of the varying stages of incontinence, nor did I know that 40-50% of women in their lifetime would suffer from some form of pelvic

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Pelvic Health Support

Gynecological

Kegel Assessment Lubricant Guide Food & Symptom Tracker ADENOMYOSIS About A thickening of the uterus Occurs when endometrial tissues moves into the uterus’ outer muscular walls May result in an adenomyoma, which is a mass/growth inside the uterus Potential Causes Unknown More common in women who have had multiple children Symptoms Painful menstruation A uterus that is 2-3x its normal size Can be asymptomatic Diagnosis A pelvic exam that reveals

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