The Dynamic Female Pelvis: An Interview with Christine Kent

Published by Liz Koch on January 17, 2011 in Podcasts

Christine Kent RN author of Saving the Whole Woman, Natural Alternatives to Surgery for Pelvic Organ Prolapse and Urinary Incontinence offers the definitive book on non-surgical treatment of pelvic organ prolapse. Liz Koch and Christine Kent discuss the healthy dynamic female pelvis, faulty pelvic female anatomy, and the causes, mis-management, and prevention of pelvic dysfunctions. For more information about Christine Kent and her book, visit her website www.wholewoman.com.

 

Kristen
Posted on January 18th, 2011 | Permalink

More information on kegal exercises, pelvic organ prolapse, symptoms, therapies and treatments can be found at http://www.nafc.org. The National Association for Continence is the world’s largest and most prolific consumer advocacy organization dedicated to public education and awareness about bladder and bowel control problems, voiding dysfunction including retention, nocturia and bedwetting, and pelvic floor disorders such as prolapse.

Christine Kent
Posted on January 18th, 2011 | Permalink

Unfortunately, “the world’s largest and most prolific consumer advocacy organization“ is funded by transnational medical and pharmaceutical corporations, managed by an expert in medical product sales, and directed by the past president of the American Urogynecologic Society.

The NAFC website acts not as a consumer advocacy resource, but rather a funnel to pull people into the medical and surgical treatment of prolapse and incontinence. You can find a urogyncologist, sign up to become an experimental subject, or learn to do kegels, but nowhere on the site is there information on nutrition or healthy lifestyle. Beware of the National Association for Continence!

brie
Posted on January 18th, 2011 | Permalink

This is really interesting. Do you have an visuals that might help make this a little clearer?

Christine Kent
Posted on January 18th, 2011 | Permalink

There are many articles, illustrations, and even a couple of movies on the subject at wholewoman.com.

Christine Kent
Posted on January 18th, 2011 | Permalink

Brie, as far as medical illustrations portraying the correct anatomical orientation of the female pelvis and pelvic interior – none exist. To my knowledge, my artist daughter and I are the first to draw proper pelvic organ position – or close to it.

Christine Meets The Psoas Lady
Posted on January 31st, 2011 | Permalink

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Joni Moore
Posted on March 29th, 2011 | Permalink

I listened to this interview and found it very helpful from the standpoint of understanding how the female body functions internally and how important the uterus is. This was really eye opening to me and will become part of my building knowledge of the female body.
However, I had a hysterectomy 15 years ago and found very little information here for those of us who are now “not whole” and trying to keep everything tight and held up. That’s great that you all still have your uterus’s, but for the rest of us, we still need help. The message I got from this interview and from Ms. Kent’s website is “sorry, there’s not much you can do.” I was so disheartened to read that.
But after researching further,I now think Ms Kent is missing some important information about biomechanics, movement, and general fitness. I found Katy Bowmen’s website katysays.com and all of her info on biomechanics to be very helpful. There is hope if you’ve had a hysterectomy, your vagina isn’t destined to turn inside out.
Keep educating women on all this knowledge about their ‘whole’ bodies, though, that’s great.

Maryanne
Posted on April 27th, 2011 | Permalink

I have listened to the podcast with much interest as I teach a course that deals with Pelvic “floor” knowledge and awareness. What are your thoughts on possible hormonal influence on prolapse, mostly bladder and rectum? Just from a personal standpoint, at 51, I have noticed changes in my vaginal wall being somewhat flaccid with hormonal fluctuations and thus, the bladder dropping somewhat.

Liz Koch
Posted on January 2nd, 2012 | Permalink

I am not surprised that hormones can change tissue structure but I believe that supple tissue is more dynamic. The position of the pelvis is vital to healthy organ position and function. The tipped pelvis (tail under) causes a loss of resiliency. I recommend reading my new addition as a contributing author of Maiden, Mother Crone: Our Pleasure Playlist where as crone I discuss how to keep the Psoas juicy, not tucking our tails, and the importance of the “O” rings for orgasmic response.

Arron Heffner
Posted on August 22nd, 2012 | Permalink

I think this is interesting. The notion of my body being flawed was instilled in me at an early age and I’ve been “tucking and sucking” my tummy and my tail bone all my life. It took a lifetime for me to create this problem, I wonder how long it will take to correct it?

Liz Koch
Posted on September 21st, 2012 | Permalink

I recommend coming to a Stalking The Wild Psoas Workshop it is the very best and quickest way to unravel conditioning – both mental and physical ways we inhibit and interfere with a bio-intelligent life force called you!

Rachel Soumokil
Posted on December 9th, 2012 | Permalink

Can you please explain how the male and female pelvis’ are different? It’s a question that came up while I was listening to your podcast. Thank you so much for sharing this information with us!

Liz Koch
Posted on February 6th, 2013 | Permalink

There are I am sure great sources to help answer your question available online. The important aspect for my work is that the female pelvis has wedge like discs which means the pelvis naturally tilts ( see Christine Kent’s book Saving The Whole Woman. Both the female and male pelvis needs freedom to align itself in gravity – thus I am exploring how and what allows a natural balance rather than tucking the tail through muscular control or poor habitual patterns.



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