About three years ago as I uncomfortably existed in what I all my “new” body…the body that has pelvic organ prolapse, I would sit with my two and four-year old daughters and watch “So You Think You Can Dance.” A very long time ago I was a dancer and it seems my little girls are innately interested. Not only do they take dancing lessons but they love to watch the show. I must admit I do as well. The show speaks to my very personal dreams and aspirations. As a little girl my fantasy was to be a student at the National Ballet of Canada and I relished each June when our costumes arrived at my neighbourhood dance studio and I was closer to being on stage performing. I was by no means a “star” student destined for a future in dance, but I did have a natural rhythm and a love of dance.,
My daughters, aged four and five, do not know yet that their Mommy lives with a health condition called pelvic organ prolapse or POP. Often referred to as “the silent epidemic” of women, pelvic organ prolapse occurs when the uterus, bladder, rectum, or vagina or a combination of these organs herniate into the vaginal canal. A woman who shares her symptoms with a physician, family member or friend must describe intimate physical details that relate to her anatomy, sexuality, and excretion habits. Not fun yet a devastating reality for millions of women worldwide in varying degrees.
Keira is a Certified Coach Practitioner. Her holistic approach to empowering women is focused on nurturing emotional well-being within the context of the physical, cognitive, and spiritual aspects of living with a health condition.
You can find her creatively exploring all things magical on The Gossamer Path and sharing pelvic floor knowledge on Sacral Healing.
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