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I have a grade 2 rectocele and cystocele - 33 years old, two kids - 3 yo and 10 month old.

Frequent Suppository Use

Hi everyone,

Is there any problem with frequently using a suppository to help with bowel movements? (I use at least one every time I try to go).

I have pelvic floor dysfunction and a small rectocele and get severe anxiety when I'm on the toilet that I'll fail to manage a bowel movement and will have to leave the toilet with a full bowel. Using a suppository gives me confidence that it will come out and helps me to relax.

Recently Broken Back, Looking For Support

Dear Whole Woman friends,


I just want to say that I am really looking forward to the first aid for osteoporosis. My mother has serious, debilitating osteoporosis and has had several collapsed vertebrae. She suffers far too much pain for anyone and her digestion also suffers because of her now extreme stoop. My grandma also had osteoporosis and I’ve been told I’m in the osteopenia range. This page has been my lifeline for my cystocele prolapse for the past two years. Whenever I feel rough I make a visit and then I don’t feel alone in all this. I am so grateful for all your work.


Was just fitted with a pessary on Friday, 9/6. Size 5. Had to back to the doctor on Monday, 9/9 to get removed, not a good fit. My question is does it hurt really bad everytime the pessary is removed and should I try a smaller size, the next one is a 4. Ladies, those of you that have tried pessaries, please share your story with me. Many thanks.

Healing prolapse/rectocele

Hello! And, help!

I have 7 months postpartum. But, I’ve been busy being a new mom and lot of stress, hopefully it’s in the past. But, I really need to deal with this prolapse and rectocele . I feel it’s worse now and I’m peeing before I get to the toilet now . And, I’m really unhappy with my anatomy . I can’t see my vaginal opening and when inserting my fingers I feel protrusions from everyone angle . So, I really want to fix this mess. Please let me know what I can do . Kegals are a joke .

Saving the Whole woman book.

I just bought this through Amazon second hand. Christine Kent, I've only read the first chapter Journeying and it was so beautifully written and inspiring. I want to read it again and have my daughter's read it. Horrifying history but also the stories of women gathering together, being part of a close teaching group. I just love it and want to say thank you for writing it. I'm lucky to have 2 sisters and other friends who are open and honest, but I realise my daughter's need to be more a part of that.

I have very severe scoliosis and trying to use a pessary, advice needed.

Due to having scoliosis as a child and then being in to horrendous car accidents (neither my fault}, my left hip and back are pushed way to the left. My left hip is much larger then my right which causes me to roll sideways some when I sit. pillows or nothing has worked. I have to keep straightening myself up all the time. My question is this: Is the rolling sort of side to side going to be an issue with my new pessary?

My doctor and also nurse practitioner say the pessary should go where or as I go. Does anyone know?

Postpartum constipation?

Backstory; prolapsed with baby #1 with WW work I was pretty much symptom-free 2 yrs later. I just had baby #2 natural standing/ hands & knees pushing for the most part. Still tore 2 degree though. After birth no issues at all using the restroom. Now 5 days PP bowel movement aren’t coming with instant easy urge. I had to do WW toileting push last night along with a enema. Is this okay for the short term or is there a better way? I’ve been eating lots of fiber & drinking water but maybe it’s because I’ve been spending most my time in bed with the baby recover.

2019 WW Conference update

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