Specialist expertise: Gynaecology, Reconstructive Pelvic Floor Surgery, Chronic Pelvic Pain, Urogynecology, Obstetrics, Urinary Incontinence, Urinary Tract Infection, Cystitis, Uterovaginal Prolapse, Voiding Difficulties.
Postpartum prolapse is where one or more of the organs in the pelvis (the uterus, small intestine, rectum and bladder) slip down from the normal position and bulge into the vagina. In severe cases, these organs may bulge outside of the vagina.
Having a prolapse after birth is fairly common, with one study finding that around 35% of women will experience some degree of the condition postpartum.
The condition is not life-threatening but can cause pain and discomfort, and is generally unpleasant to live with if you experience symptoms.