A brutally honest, and at times pee your pants funny, tale about one woman’s journey through motherhood with a condition that affects approximately half of all females, pelvic organ prolapse.
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This moving memoir is one woman’s inspirational story about the traumatic birth of her first child and subsequent diagnosis of the chronic condition, pelvic organ prolapse. Wrapped within an engaging account of living with prolapse is an insightful glimpse into what it means to be a mother battling chronic pain, embarrassing side effects, and depression in a society that often idealizes motherhood as a time of bliss and joy, and dismisses this embarrassing, and often debilitating, condition.
Inspiration for her healing comes from the most unlikely of places, the heart-wrenching struggles of women in the developing world. A startlingly honest, elegant, and often humorous depiction of life with pelvic organ prolapse, And Then My Uterus Fell Out, calls out to all women around the world who suffer in silence with a life-affirming message of dignity, hope, and sisterhood.
What people are saying about And Then My Uterus Fell Out
"~~This is an honest and detailed account of living with a wearing, relentless condition which pervades every aspect of the lives of millions of women. It will be helpful for anyone who has prolapse, or lives with someone who has prolapse, or professionals who care for people with these conditions. It is rare to get such insight into the impact pelvic organ prolapse has into a patient's life - so, this book will be valuable for many people. Well worth a read."
"~~I laughed, I cried, I thought this lady was stalking me. How does she know how I feel? How can anyone know how I feel? I highly recommend this book to any woman dealing with this issue. She really makes you feel like someone cares about you. That you are not alone."
"~~Piper's book is utterly relatable to those of us with POP and an eye opener for those who find themselves wondering "what all the fuss is about." From the dismissal of doctors to the struggle of caring for your brand new baby when you have just been hit by an emotional and physical trick to how each and everyone chooses to deal with this one it arrives - it is all within these pages."
"~~Piper's highly personal story is heartbreaking and yet told with humour and threaded with hope. I admire her determination and her willingness to share her experience in order to help others. My hope is that many other women will read it and begin a dialogue about this hushed topic."
"~~A well written informative must read for all women and their partners about a life altering condition that up to now women have suffered in silence-kudos to the author for sharing her story."