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Saving the Whole Woman: Natural Alternatives to Surgery for Pelvic Organ Prolapse

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Millions of women suffer from a weak and damaged pelvic floor, which the medical establishment often treats with unnecessary surgery. Women frequently end up requiring multiple major surgeries, losing control over their bodies, and suffering from chronic pain and emotional devastation. Impeccably researched and beautifully written, this riveting book not only exposes the m ...more
Paperback, 241 pages
Published March 15th 2004 by Bridgeworks Publishing
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Susan Roden
Jul 24, 2015 rated it really liked it
Every woman who considers female surgery should read this book.
The patriarchal medical system in the US easily influences every woman.
The author uses her own negative experiences to detail alternative natural methods that every woman can consider and try before submitting to modern surgery.
Personally, my surgeries were thirty years ago, and fortunately for me, I have not experienced many of the extreme results outlined in this book. My body insides are not perfect, but I have learned to live w
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Katherine
Sep 11, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I read this for work, but seriously - it's one of those books that every woman should read. Awesome, empowering information!
Audrey
Sep 22, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: all women, whether or not they have had babies
Shelves: health
Fabulous Book! I highly recommend that anyone with incontinence or pelvic organ issues read this book BEFORE any kind of Medical Intervention. If nothing else at least you will understand what your doctor is talking about and what the different procedures entail.

All pregnant mommas should read the whole book, but if they cannot they should at least read from the bottom of pg 47 through the middle of pg 51, as well as the chapter on "Pregnancy and Prolapse" pgs 69-79.

My two problems with this
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Gina Turville
Apr 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Every woman should read this. It made me cringe. But every male doctor should read it too. Why would I get a hysterectomy when it would cause so many more lifelong problems than a little bit of prolapse? That was my question before reading or discovering this book. Christine answered it very well. She gives practical advice and solutions. I'm glad I found this!
Karin
Apr 30, 2008 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: any woman who has had children-regardless of the method
Recommended to Karin by: Sally
Shelves: birth, health
Birth itself does not cause organ prolapse! Our cultural way of birthing is almost certain to cause organ prolapse.

Intuition is just as valuable when it comes to gaining information as books or the scientific method. We must, however, relearn what our bodies and our hearts are telling us. Healing can happen even if your history is not perfect. After 2 cesearean births I still have problems with things (Yes, I still have an area of skin that is numb, 6 years later). this does not mean that I cann
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Sally
Mar 01, 2008 rated it really liked it
Having kids is hard on the body. But pelvic floor muscle issues don't get talked about very much. Your doctor will tell you the only treatment is surgery that will just as likely make things much worse as help. This book gives so much hope for living a comfortable, functioning life, focusing on diet and posture. As simple as that, with other specific suggestions, women can deal with the effects of birth.
Amy
Jan 23, 2008 rated it it was amazing
OK, I didn't have a prolapse, but work with people who have - this book is so educational, and wholistic. I will buy it.
Courtney Clark
Mar 16, 2013 rated it really liked it
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Christine Ann Kent’s eclectic background made possible the breakthrough work of developing a non-surgical approach to pelvic organ prolapse and urinary incontinence in women. Raised in Southern California, she graduated from Northern Arizona University with a degree in Anthropology. Following her passion for a natural life embodied by indigenous peoples she had studied, she lived in rural Northern ...more
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