When women give birth, they expect a baby and then the placenta to come out, but not many moms are expecting their bladder or uterus to come out! When this event happens, it is called pelvic organ prolapse. Women are unfortunately uninformed about many aspects of how pregnancy and birth can affect their bodies. Midwives play a key role in empowering women with knowledge and awareness so their clients have an opportunity to make choices in their pregnancy and birth that can help prevent pelvic organ prolapse.
Kim Vopni, “The Fitness Doula,” is the owner of Pelvienne Wellness Inc. and co-founder of Bellies Inc., offering innovative products and services to pregnant women for a better birth and recovery. Kim is a mom of two boys, a certified personal trainer, a certified pre/postnatal fitness consultant, a trained postpartum doula and a contributing writer for The Globe and Mail’s online health section. You can find Kim online at pelviennewellness .com and belliesinc.com.