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What is the Natural Position of the Uterus?

The uterus is a freely suspending organ in the pelvic bowl, that is held up by four ligaments that hold the uterus in place. The ideal uterus position for a childbearing woman is anterverted, forming a right angle with vagina if the bladder and the rectum empty.

There are many other variations of position of the uterus such as retroverted uterus etc. Since the position of your uterus does not affect your fertility directly, if you have not gone for an ultrasound, your doctor may not even mention the position to you.

In this section we are not talking about the naturally occurring position of the uterus, but when the uterus moves “out of position” from your naturally positioned uterus whatever they may be.

Is My Womb Out-of-Position?
How To Know If My Uterus is Misaligned, Displaced or Prolapsed?

Most women don’t realise that they may have suffered from a displaced or misaligned uterus. Some cases can be very severe, where the misalignments or displacement may cause conditions such as a prolapsed uterus, and others are quite mild.  

If you look at the signs and symptoms below, you may notice that you may have experienced this at some point of time in your life, or you may still suffering from them but unaware of the possibility that your uterus may be out-of-position.

Signs & Symptoms

  • Dark brownish or dark red  menstrual blood
  • Painful periods and/or during ovulation
  • Irregular menstrual cycles and ovulation
  • Miscarriages and difficult pregnancies
  • Endometriosis /endometritis
  • Infertility issues
  • PMS depression with menstruation
  • Ovarian cysts
  • Uterine fibroids or polyps
  • Abnormal uterine bleeding
  • Bladder yeast infection
  • Displaced or prolapsed uterus or bladder
  • Leaking or frequent urination (incontinence)
  • Bladder infection
  • Sexual concerns, like loosened vagina, or discomfort with a feeling of a small mass falling out of your vagina
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Varicose veins
  • Tired, weak legs
  • Numb legs and feet

Causes

  • Repeated pregnancy
  • Poor care during pregnancy, delivery and postnatal period
  • Weak core pelvic muscles, or poor strengthening and conditioning of lower back muscles
  • Overweight
  • Vigorous exercise
  • Compression by fecal impacted intestines
  • Lack of circulation or scar tissues
  • Past pelvic surgeries
  • Carrying heavy burdens immediately pre or during menstruation, or too soon after childbirth
  • Injury to sacrum
  • Chronic constipation
  • Poor alignment of pelvis
  • Carrying young children on the hip for a long time
  • Emotional armoring
  • Straining during bowel movement
  • Prolonged and improper use of tight corsets
  • Standing or sitting for very long hours
  • Sudden loss of massive weight, especially pelvic fats, which help hold up the uterus

How Does M.U.M™ Fertility Massage Treatment Help Me?

M.U.M.TM is a non-invasive technique that does not require surgery to reinstate the uterus if it is misaligned, displaced or presented with a mild prolapse.

Through M.U.M.TM, it helps to loosen ligaments and the surrounding organs and break down any adhesions or scar tissues within the ligaments that is causing the unnatural tightness to one side of the ligaments.

Hence, gently pushes up the uterus with repeated, slow and gentle physical manipulation.

  • loosen any stiffness and tension from the surrounding organs or ligaments

  • release one sided tightness or pulling

  • restore harmony of the internal organs/structures

  • breakdown any adhesions or scaring that may be present in the reproductive system

  • strengthening the pelvic floor muscle

  • improves circulation for an overall stronger and healthier reproductive system

Based on:

Fertility Massage For Women
Introducing the Malay Uterus Massage (M.U.M)™ by Salwa Salim

Malay Uterus Massage (M.U.M)™ by Salwa Salim is created based on the Malay massage techniques. These techniques are gathered from the experiences of practitioners who have had decades of practical skills in the field that has been passed down to them for many generations. They were either an apprentice or trained under a tukang urut (traditional massage therapist).

With these practical skills and knowledge, Salwa Salim supplemented her research with result based practice with modern day medical insights, and further develop these techniques to fit the latest massage quality standard and follow safe practices of massage.

With that, Fertility massage For Women: Introducing the Malay Uterus Massage (M.U.M)  book was written to document the history, development, techniques, benefits and many more. The basis of Mummy’s Fertility massage is based upon this book.

Feedback from our clients with low-lying womb or prolapsed uterus

Many clients that comes to us usually have symptoms associated with incontinence or the inability to hold their urine especially when they laugh or sneeze, or also pain during sexual intercourse.

Many women with those symptoms usually have been pregnant before, had previous miscarriages or women who work long hours standing or does heavy strenuous jobs.

It is very common reaction for our clients to comment feeling lighter and mobile immediately even after just one session. The correct positioning of the uterus can give a sense of balance, allowing for more flexibility and a more active lifestyle.

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