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Praise for the Whole Woman principles from my book Saving the Whole Woman, currently in revision.


Michel Odent, MD
Michel Odent Author of Primal Health and The Caesarean
Director, Primal Health Research Center, London, UK

As a former gynecologic surgeon who came to see the error his ways, I passionately read Saving the Whole Woman. Christine's work is medically accurate and will bring hope to millions of women suffering from pelvic organ prolapse and who want to avoid surgery.

I hope mothers will share this work with their daughters to help them avoid the kind of childbirth experience that sets them up for problems later in life.


Praise for
Saving the Whole Woman

Christiane Northrup

Christiane Northrup, MD
Author of Mother-Daughter Wisdom,
The Wisdom of Menopause, and
Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom.

This updated version of Saving the Whole Woman is a breath of fresh air for thousands of women who have been diagnosed with uterine, bladder, or rectal prolapse. In truth, every woman should know the information in this book to help preserve her innate pelvic power.


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Christine Kent on Pelvic Organ Prolapse

The pelvic organ support system is complex and beautiful. Most importantly, it will serve you for a lifetime.

There is nothing that can be done to it surgically to make it better. Surgery can only make it worse.

Managing prolapse is a journey of discovery and exploration. No one else can do this work for you.

All you need is knowledge of your natural female anatomy and the mindfulness to be attentive to your body as you sit, stand, walk, lift and carry.

Your body will tell you when you are doing things right because your symptoms will improve. When you are doing things wrong, your symptoms will worsen.

Your body is the perfect biofeedback mechanism and the only one you will ever need.

Christine Kent

Comments From The Whole Woman Forum

GranolaMom - Mother of 5, New York

This fire breathing is helping me. I want to sing it from the treetops. Thank you Christine!


Tracy

I have been to many doctors. None of them could figure out the pain, which was low abdominal, low back pain after bowel movements. I found this web site and the posture information while researching, and within a few days of making posture corrections, the pain is mostly gone, AND my rectocele and cystocele have both gone from stage 2 to stage 1.


Marie - Attorney, California

For me, I will always be grateful for Christine, her materials, her inspiration and instruction, and for all of you who travel a similar path. By the way, the exercises are still instrumental in my healing program. I didn't do them for a couple of days and I noticed! -


Helping Women Successfully Manage Pelvic Organ Prolapse, Urinary Incontinence, and Chronic Hip Pain Without Dangerous Surgery so They Can Live Full, Active Lives

Welcome to all woman determined to help themselves...

While not life-threatening, pelvic conditions such as pelvic organ prolapse (rectocele, cystocele or uterine prolapse), urinary incontinence, and chronic hip pain can make your life a misery.  If the idea of surgery makes you uncomfortable, you came to the right place.

Since I published my book, Saving the Whole Woman in 2003, and the newer book Save Your Hips, thousands of women from around the world are avoiding dangerous and ineffective surgery for these most common of women's health issues of pelvic organ prolapse, urinary incontinence, and chronic hip pain.

As much as I love books, producing them is too slow in the fast-paced world in which we live. As a result, in recent years, I am producing more video, where I can make more current data available to women who need it faster than with books.

If Your Prolapse is Disrupting Your Life, You Are Not Alone

Few women even appreciate prolapse exists until they themselves become symptomatic. Fifty to eighty percent of  women will experience prolapse in their lives. Once considered an “old ladies” problem, prolapse is now epidemic in the postpartum population and even teenage girls call us at times.

What I discovered, and what makes Whole Woman revolutionary, is that pelvic organ prolapse is a postural problem. Pelvic organ support is a postural system.

You can manage your prolapse for a lifetime and take back your life using the postural methods I developed. While doctors promote Kegel exercises to help prolapse, please read my free article Why Kegels Don't Work on this site to learn that Kegels are likely to make your condition worse.

Urinary incontinence reduces the quality of life for countless women, young and old. My specialized methods  can stabilize and in most cases restore control without medical interventions that can leave disastrous side effects.

Over twenty years of research in the scientific literature and the feedback from thousands of women world-wide tell thrilling stories of recovery.

If you are post-hysterectomy, your condition is more complex. But many of our post-hysterectomy sisters have gotten significant stabilization and improvement from my methods.  In most cases, the benefits are enough to justify saying “no” to further surgeries that are likely to create other problems leading to still more surgery. There is no surgical cure for prolapse.

Chronic Hip Pain Affects Hundreds of Thousands

In the 18th and 19th centuries, physicians understood and had effective treatments for chronic hip pain. But the surgeons weren't interested in these slower, more methodical approaches. They wanted to do surgery. And, after a century-long battle inside the medical profession, surgeons redefined orthopedics as a surgical specialty. Much of the wisdom accumulated by traditional orthopedists has been lost.

Why does this matter? Hip surgeries are complex, invasive and often produce catastrophic results. Imagine driving your car to the shop for a tuneup and being told you must replace the engine. You only need a tune up, but the mechanic only knows how to replace engines. This is the state of orthopedics today.

As with prolapse and incontinence, if you live with chronic hip pain, you are not broken and do not need fixing. Your chronic condition needs management over time to bring yourself back to health. Replacing your hip joint may offer short term relief (although it often doesn't), but the long-term consequences are dire. At Whole Woman, we offer an effective program for reducing or eliminating hip pain and restoring hip function without dangerous surgery.

The Next Three Things To Do

There are three pillars that support your pelvic health. They are Education, Support, and Persistence.

Your first job is educating yourself. At Whole Woman, we offer a wide range of informational materials that will help you regain control of your pelvic heath and life.

Understand that modern western medicine is often in conflict with your best interests. Gynecologists, urogynecologists and orthopedists are surgeons. That is how they train, surgery is what they do to make their living. The materials available in the Whole Woman Store are the most accurate anatomical information on prolapse, incontinence, and chronic hip pain available in the world today.

Learn the Whole Woman posture that I describe in my materials. The posture is easy and natural. It may feel strange at first but soon you will come to see how effective the posture is in improving your symptoms.  Exercises to help restrengthen muscles that weaken over the years will help, but the posture is the key. Learn it. Start now and be mindful of it whatever you are doing every day. As thousands of other women experience, you should see results soon.

Second, at Whole Woman, we bring a range of support options to help you regain control of your pelvic health. They include the Whole Woman forum, the Whole Woman Practitioners I trained and certified, and I too am available for phone, Skype, and in-person consultations, classes, and intensives.

I recommend you join the Whole Woman forum. This group of women is a wealth of information, answers and support. Our knowledgeable and supportive moderators from around the world will help you, answer your questions and be a shoulder to cry on if you need it. The forum is the heart of the Whole Woman community. Please use it.

The third pillar of pelvic health is Persistence. This pillar is your responsibility.

We live busy lives and no one plans on dealing with prolapse, incontinence or hip pain and when these things appear, they are an imposition on our lives. So is a leaky roof and you don’t pretend that the leak will disappear on its own. No, you pick up the phone and doubtless will pay the bill.

These pelvic conditions are the same. When they show up, the must addressed. But, what you will find is that learning your pelvic anatomy, the risks of dealing with modern medicine, learning the conformation of your female body that nature provided you with can be a life-transforming experience. In the Whole Woman work, you will learn the principles of Self-Care.

Self-Care means saying “No!” to the passive turning of your body over to someone in a white coat and letting them do whatever they please to you. Self-Care means taking responsibility for your health, running experiments, and listening to your body. It will teach you what you need if you will listen and respond. No one can know your body better than you.

The Whole Woman Web Site

On this site you will find lots of helpful information.

If you want specific information for rectocele, cystocele and uterine prolapse, you'll see links for these conditions to the left.

The hysterectomy page will be useful to those whose doctors recommend or insist they need hysterectomy and women who are post-hysterectomy.

At the Whole Woman Store, you'll find where to buy my videos, phone and personal consultations, workshops and intensive programs. Please be sure to look as we support this site through our product sales.

We have certified Whole Woman practitioners on four continents. Click the Whole Woman Practitioners link to learn how to contact any of us.

Anyone interested in becoming a certified Whole Woman Practitioner can click on the Practitioner Training link for more information.

There are many powerful resources on the site for women with pelvic conditions who are looking for answers to their questions. The Whole Woman Village Post is our news blog.

We have several excellent videos on the site. You will want to pay particular attention to the interview videos.

In Christine's Living Arts, I have many short videos on food and sewing related matters.

Use this site and let us know if we can be of any help or answer questions. Thanks and welcome to Whole Woman!

Best wishes,

Christine Kent
Founder and President