It’s amazing how much we don’t know about our own reproductive organs. While on a job a long time ago a woman told me the story of her hysterectomy. She said she had been in the shower one day and she had this heavy feeling down below and there it was, her uterus had collapsed and was hanging out of her vagina. I couldn’t believe it, I didn’t even know that was possible. Well, it is possible and happens to more women than you would think.
This has been a huge fear of mine since hearing this story. I’ve always had heavy periods and thought that somehow this would happen to me. Lifting heavy things (and weights) has always terrified me because I didn’t want to lose my uterus. So every time I see crossfit posts it sort of makes me cringe.
Now after having babies I understand the reality of what is going on. I understand that my uterus is a muscle and keeping a healthy pelvic floor is just as important to my whole well being. Not only is important for women but it’s also important for men. Kiegels are the number one excercise you need to do to maintain elasticity in that area as well as deep squats. I always forget to do them but they are so important. Since getting my period back after having Owen I’ve noticed a huge change in my body and have had to really push out scary thoughts of having to lose my uterus. Postpartum life is hard and I wish more people would have warned me about this type of stuff.