The relationship between your pelvis and your uterus

Painful periods?
Fertility issues?
Baby refuses to go into an optimal position?

The alignment of your pelvis has a direct influence on your uterus. You have ligaments that attach from your womb to the front, back and sides of your pelvis. As well as your pelvic floor and down into your labia.

Your pelvis has attachments to your lower back, upper body, hips and legs. SO what is happening to any of these areas will directly or indirectly affect your uterus and how it functions.

Menstruation


Tension in ligaments can affect the pulsing of your uterine muscles during periods.

That heavy feeling you feel in your vagina is your enlarged  womb pushing down on your pelvic floor and tension in ligaments can cause that uncomfortable feeling on the outside of your vagina.

You have ligaments that attach your uterus to your sacrum so if these are tight, they pull on your lower back causing that aching back that can be a classic of period pain.

Here is a video on 4 tips for period pain.


Fertility

Often, a big issue with fertility is congestion in the pelvic region. Getting your pelvis balanced and aligned, allowing mobility in this area will help increase circulation bringing nutrients in and taking waste away.

Check out some fertility routines here

Childbirth

Childbirth
If you’ve been told your baby is not in an optimal position for birth it can be very worrying, especially if it is your first baby. It creates this worry and drive to ‘move this baby at all costs’.

Not very conducive to allowing the hormones of childbirth to flow. If you do have tension in your pelvis and the ligaments of your uterus it could actually be holding your baby in this lpositon. Your baby may physically not be able to turn and move as it wants to. If you go for a cephalic inversion, that is when your baby is manually moved by a doctor, if you haven’t doen the work to release tension your baby will have no option but to revert back to it’s previous position.

It is like if you are in bed and someone pins the sheet down that is covering you and then asks you to move, it is virtually impossible! Once these sheets have been loosed it is easy to move as you need to.

As you can see your pelvic alignment is important to your uterine health and well-being and it’s ability to function as it needs to. To achieve this needs an approach that takes into account what is happening above and below your pelvis so changes to your posture can be made.


Here is a video on 5 tips to help pelvic pain – which are essentially working on getting your pelvic aligned.

Rosie Dhoopun is a Movement Teacher with a specialism in Pelvic health, pregnancy and postpartum exercise.

She runs classes in person and also has some online classes.

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