In today's episode, our guest is one of the first women that we are speaking to who lives with pelvic organ prolapse and has not yet become a mum. That's right, Natashja was only 18 when she discovered that she had prolapse.
Now, I don't want to give too much of her story away, but I do just want to let you know when I welcome her to the show you are going to hear me call her Simone and you might think, oh, Steph's losing the plot. She doesn't even have the name of her guest right.
I've only ever known her as Simone and I think we need to address this point. When Natashja first started her prolapse journey and started talking about it openly, she had so much fear of the shame and taboo of talking about women's pelvic health and then the extra layer of being so young and then the extra layer of not yet being a mum.
Natashja started her Instagram account and called herself Simone as a pseudonym as a level of protection, I guess. And I am so proud of her. I'm so proud of her for sharing her journey with us today because she is so brave to be able to do that.
This episode is for you if you want to know more about:
pelvic organ prolapse
how to communicate with your loved ones about prolapse
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