Hodge, Smith and Thomas

Not a legal firm, although the name might be catchy.  They all had solutions, remarkably similar, to the problem of retroversion, which to quote Dr. Charles Penrose
Retroverted uterus is a uterus that is tipped back. In the beginning of pregnancy about 1/5 pregnancies are tipped back, but farther along almost none, the uterus grows out of the pelvis. A uterus which doesn't grow out of the pelvis could get entrapped, but that is a a rare, although potentially dangerous condition. So these guys came up with various devices to hold the wayward uteri up until they could grow into position. Eventually others found these devices also worked for bladder control. Pessaries of the Hodge type are not really worn by many women today, although the do have their place, and they can be very useful.  And women either love using the pessaries or they hate them and for that bit of drop, once it goes to far, surgical correction should be discussed with your gyno. prolapse


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