There may not be an exact word to describe what having a prolapse feels like, but this doesn’t mean no one understands. You are not alone. We know and understand that a prolapse could rob you of your freedom — physically, emotionally, socially because we’ve been there too.
And we were able to get our freedom back using natural, science-based solutions, which we will share with you in this blog. Also, we will explain what a vaginal vault prolapse is. Quickly, before we jump in, let me say that the natural solutions I’m about to share did not involve a pessary, surgery, and most of all, no Kegels!
What Is Vaginal Vault Prolapse?
Vaginal vault prolapse is a pelvic floor disorder that happens when the top of the vagina drops down from its normal position and bulges outside the vaginal opening.
What Causes Vaginal Prolapse?
Vaginal prolapse has no direct cause. Therefore, different factors may lead to vaginal prolapse, but these factors alone don’t always result in prolapse.
- Aging and Menopause
- Pelvic surgery
- Chronic cough or constipation
- Some inborn medical conditions
Regardless of the actual reason, vaginal vault prolapse occurs when the surrounding muscles, tissues, and fascia that hold the upper portion of the vagina in place become weak or scarred.
How Common Is Vaginal Prolapse?
Sadly, prolapse is relatively common. Women have a 30%–50% chance of developing prolapse, depending on different factors.
But what’s ironic is that women feel isolated despite the common occurrence of this pelvic floor dysfunction. Annette, one of the amazing women from our community, felt the same way. Thankfully, this feeling faded away after she joined the No Kegels System offered by Women Cycles. Not only did she receive healing, but also friends and mentors for life!
What Are The Signs And Symptoms Of Vaginal Prolapse?
Vaginal prolapse can be asymptomatic at first. But when it progresses, you may sense pressure or fullness in your vagina that feels like a stuck ball. This feeling may become more intense when you stand, cough, exercise, or lift a heavy object.
Other symptoms of vaginal vault prolapse are:
- Vaginal bleeding or discharge
- Painful sexual intercourse
- Lower back pain
- Bowel or bladder problems (like fecal and urinary incontinence)
Other Types of Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP)
These are the other types of prolapse in their simplest definition:
- Cystocele – part of the bladder wall bulges into the vagina
- Urethrocele – the urethra bulges into the vagina
- Enterocele – the small intestine bulges into the vagina
- Rectocele – the rectum bulges into the vagina
- Rectal Prolapse – the rectum bulges into the anus
- Uterine Prolapse – the uterus bulges into the vagina
Are You Considering Getting Surgery for Your Prolapse?
Wait! Before you decide, please know that surgery is not your only and (probably) not the best option to reverse prolapse.
We made a separate article about the Pros and Cons of Prolapse Surgeries, but here’s the gist:
- Prolapse surgeries have high chances of complications and recurrence.
- You have to rest for 6 weeks to 2.5 months after surgery, which can be a challenge, especially if you just gave birth.
- The surgery can be expensive.
- You can’t have sex ever again if you get obliterative surgery.
Read on to find out what we recommend, and also what we don’t recommend.
Will Kegels and Pessaries Heal Prolapse?
It’s very unlikely. Kegels can actually make prolapse worse, especially if you already have tense pelvic floor muscles. Meanwhile, pessaries are foreign objects that may cause more health risks in the long run and they only serve as a band-aid, not a long-term solution.
Instead of settling for temporary fixes, we recommend natural, science-based methods for women in our community.
Non-Surgical Alternatives To Treat Vaginal Vault Prolapse
Healing prolapse through natural methods is very possible, I’ve done it myself and helped hundreds of other women do the same. However, like other female reproductive health issues, there are limited studies done on prolapse, so the go-to approach is still surgery in traditional medicine. Even though it’s not very effective and comes with huge risks.
For some safer options that I’ve used and recommend to women suffering from prolapse, check out this list:
- Pelvic floor relaxation
- Scar Tissue Remediation
- Belly Dancing
- Healthy Diet
- Essential Oils
- Vaginal Steaming
Watch This Video To Learn About Hypopressives
In this video, I answer some of the most common questions beginners have about hypopressives such as why hypopressives are beneficial for healing from prolapse, as well as when, how frequently, and how to perform hypopressives.
It’s also necessary to avoid or minimize these things to assist in faster recovery:
- An unhealthy lifestyle that leads to obesity
- A diet that results in constipation
- Activities that strain your lower pelvic muscles
In short, the best way to heal from prolapse is through holistic healing—a comprehensive approach that treats the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual causes of an illness.
Natural healing methods for prolapse have never been this accessible!
- A personal coach and A dedicated care team
- 50+ natural healing methods to use from the comfort of home — your coach assigns you some methods based on your needs, and you also get to pick some methods to try
- A system that addresses the root causes and provides long-term benefits
- A fixed out-of-pocket cost (with no hidden charges)
But, don’t take our word for it…
Read and listen to what women across all age groups think of the No Kegels System (NKS)!