Almost 30% of women with a positive postpartum depression screen had urinary incontinence both during and after pregnancy - this is three times more than women with a negative postpartum depression screen.1
The Importance of Mindset when Approching Rehab
I think a lot of us fall into a trap of feeling resentful that we have to do all this work to fix something (such prolapse) that isn't our fault. Either it's bad genetics, a professional's bad advice during pregnancy or birth failed us, we didn't know we were doing things "wrong" or it was just simple bad luck.
A while back I read Mark Manson's book The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F%#$ and recently on a podcast I was reminded of a distinction Mark made. He said, just because something isn't our fault doesn't mean it's not our responsibility.
It might help to look at an example. If have found yourself in a car accident due to being hit by a reckless driver, it's not your fault that it happened. However, it's your responsibility to get your car fixed.
Rehab can be thought of the same way. It's not your fault that you have prolapse or diastasis!! But it is your responsibility to work on it or get it fixed if you want to live your best life. Yes, sometimes surgery is the best option! But even then, our movement patterns will likely dictate how well the surgery goes and/or how extensive the surgery has to be in many cases. Everyone can stand to improve their movement.
Are you spending mental energy resenting a problem that isn't your fault? I know I have spent a lot of mental energy on this in the past - and it simply got me nowhere fast.
I know a lot of people who resent the work they have to do (either in rehab, or workouts, or even life in general) so much that they don't do anything at all. That is a choice that is your right to make, but it also leads to greater suffering when things don't go the way you want. If you are here reading this page, there is at least a small part of you that wants to make the choice to really work on your situation.