If SHTF, a long term scenario like EMP, there won't be medical care for a long time, perhaps years. There are going to be a whole lot of changes in our society, in our lives. I have it on my heart to get women, and men who care about their women, to think about something incredibly common that will be a major problem in shtf...pelvic floor health. Have you had kids, or has a woman in your life had kids? You pee your pants when you sneeze? Or does your woman? Can't run without peeing? This is not healthy, but it is normal (normal as in common). The problem weak pelvic floor. Get that in shape now! Running from zombies (kidding), and you pee your pants, awesome! How about running from marauders or after the precious chicken that escaped and your vagina starts falling out of your vagina, uh, wonderful! What would you do in that scenario? Walk around with a prolapsed uterus or bladder or even colon? Peeing your pants as you age, when washing is incredibly tough? Most women experience a degree of pelvic floor prolapse. 1. Start Kegels now! Pull up your pelvic floor muscles like you got to pee and hold, repeat.
2.If you want see a women's physiotherapist, do it now. A midwife might be able to help, too.
3. Don't sit like a princess on the pot! Sitting straight up on the toilet is pushing down on your floor. Get a squatty potty, or stool, or hunch over. This will also help you relieve yourself fully.
4. DO NOT hover over a public toilet to pee, this is pushing your organs down past your pelvic floor. 5. DO NOT blow your nose while going potty! You are basically pushing our your organs doing this. 6. DO NOT strain while pooping. Search on youtube the MOOO poop method. 7. Take magnesium glycerinate, to poop well and balance hormones. Drink enough water. 8. FEMfitnessFUSION on youtube has lots of exercises to do to strengthen your floor, watch and learn. 9. DO NOT run or do exercises that will have high impact on your pelvic floor until you have fixed your problem. Any other tips, ya'll? Something very important for women to think about, it would suck to have this burden in shtf, it sucks now.
With love, from a fellow lady prepper.