She sits dangling perfectly wrapped and held in ribbons of support tied throughout the pelvic bowl (you have 14 ligaments in your pelvis- didn’t you know!). She is a beacon of hormone signals, energy, creativity and life. That is, until she falls, tips and tumbles getting tangled and lost in those ribbons that once held her. She is your Uterus and her only way to let you know that she needs a lift is through one of the many dysfunctions that women struggle with but are told “are normal”. To hear her cries you must understand how she works.
In short, the Uterus is the female sex organ where implantation of a hopeful fetus takes place and will soon grow to encompass the baby inside the expecting mother. She is the size and shape of a small pear, weighs around 4oz, sits upright with the cervix positioned over the vaginal opening and the fundus (the rounder part of the pear) leaning slightly forward. She rests between the bladder and rectum and is set with enough space so that when she swells during menses (up to twice her normal size) and begins to grow during pregnancy, she does not invade her neighbors. She relies on the structural tensegrity of the pelvic bowl, a stress free environment and proper nourishment to maintain proper function. When these elements fall out of line from stress, accidents and traumas of all sorts, so will she, and here is how she will let you know.
- Painful Menstruation and Ovulation
- Irregular menstrual cycles
- Menstrual cycles that are clotty and dark in color
- Hormone imbalances (depression, anxiety, early menopause, difficult menopause)
- Chronic low back pain especially during menstruation
- Chronic constipation with no relief from diet and lifestyle change
- Chronic bladder and yeast infections
- Endometriosis, ovarian cysts/polyps
- Fertility challenges and miscarriages
- Unexplained pelvic pain
These debilitating symptoms have been largely considered to be the “norm” for women and that we are cursed with painful monthly cycles and hormones. I am here to say- I know that the body was created to be in balance and a woman’s body was created to produce life, not pain. (If your liver was flipped around your doctor probably wouldn’t say “its normal, deal with it”). So, the question is, how do we restore our Uterus back to being balanced and dangling with proper support in our pelvic bowl?
- Maya Abdominal Massage, particularly the Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Massage™ is one of the most profound ways to correct a displaced uterus.
- Healing emotional trauma, especially sexual trauma.
- Working with a pelvic floor specialist. I HIGHLY recommend reading “Wild Feminine” for a thorough guide in the emotional vibration of our pelvic bowl.
- Making lifestyle and dietary changes to support healthy hormones and reduce stress.
The journey back to balance can be very emotional as you come back into your full, healthy and vibrant self. If you think you may have misplaced your Uterus please contact me, or a Maya Abdominal practitioner in your area for further guidance.