What is Uterine Prolapse, and How is it Prevented?

What is Uterine Prolapse, and How is it Prevented?

by Stephanie Meadows
The uterus is a strong muscular organ in the female reproductive system, in an area commonly known as the womb. The uterus is responsible for the development of the embryo and fetus during pregnancy. During pregnancy, the uterus expands in order to make enough room to hold a baby to full term. When it is time to give birth, the uterus plays a critical role. Uterine contractions occur, and increase in intensity and frequency during childbirth, allowing the cervix to fully dilate, so the woman can then push the baby out of the vagina.