774| Postpartum Recovery Following Extensive Internal Tearing and Bladder Prolapse – Hannah Wildhaber
Time and patience are two key components in the recovery process that Hannah Wildhaber, a mother of two and blogger, faced while recovering from extensive internal tearing and bladder prolapse she experienced after giving birth. This article details the postpartum recovery journey and tips for anyone who may have experienced similar conditions.
After giving birth to her second child, Hannah experienced severe pelvic floor pain. She later found out that she had experienced extensive internal tearing (3rd and 4th-degree tears). Additionally, Hannah had bladder prolapse, which occurs when the bladder is weakened and pushed out from the body’s normal position.
Knowing of the potential for a slow recovery process, Hannah used her patience, time and persistence throughout her recovery. With advice from pelvic floor physiotherapists, she restored her core and pelvic floor muscle strength. Within three months she was back to her pre-baby level of exercise and by eight months her pain was greatly reduced.
Tips For Recovery
Hannah shares the following tips to help other mothers who may be dealing with similar conditions:
- Seek expert advice. Whether it’s a pelvic floor specialist, physiotherapist, or doctor, it’s important to get advice and support from those who understand the condition.
- Be patient. Recovery from extensive internal tearing and bladder prolapse does not happen overnight. Take time for your recovery and don’t be too hard on yourself.
- Manage stress levels. Stress can exacerbate recovery time. Find healthy ways to manage stress levels and seek support from family and friends.
- Stay active. Regular exercise and activity can reinforce important core and pelvic floor muscles. Just make sure to check with your healthcare provider and monitor your activity levels.
Hannah’s story is a perfect example of how postpartum recovery following extensive internal tearing and bladder prolapse can take time, patience and expert advice. With the help of medical professionals and proper care, mothers can return to their former strength and activity level and manage the pain associated with this condition.