Kara Maria Ananda is a women's health educator and holistic business coach supporting wellness entrepreneurs to create thriving businesses that empower women globally. She integrates 17 years of experience as a healing arts entrepreneur into her work facilitating leadership programs and coaching for women entrepreneurs globally and online.
“It is important women become aware of the power, purpose and potential of the amazing uterus, so we can improve and maintain the health and vitality of this wonderful female organ!”
We have all been intimately acquainted with the uterus, since the dawn of our lives, whether or not you have one in your body.
Indeed, every single human that has ever walked upon this planet owes their very existence to this amazing organ!
The Uterus: An Endangered Organ
The uterus is permeable and sensitive to the industrial chemicals now inundating our environment. Hundreds of toxic chemicals are now finding their way into the wombs of women, and thus into the amniotic fluid of pregnant mothers and detectable in the blood of newborns.
However, the uterus has become an endangered organ.
Hysterectomy (the removal of the uterus) is currently the #2 most common surgery performed in the United States. The #1 most common surgery in the US today is Cesarean Section, the cutting of the uterus to remove a baby.
It is important that we all become aware of the power, purpose and potential of the amazing uterus, so we can improve and maintain the health and vitality of this wonderful female organ!
Women can use the power of our wombs not just to grow babies, but to tune into the creative potential of the Universe and birth great ideas, businesses, projects, art and more. The womb is a women’s unique connection to a primal source of creativity and can be used for not just procreation but conscious co-creation with nature and spirit.
7 Amazing Facts About The Womb!
#1 The Uterus is Super Strong
The uterus is the strongest muscle in the body by weight. A woman’s womb has multiple layers of muscle tissue that run in every direction, spiral together, and are ultra-strong.
A laboring uterus exerts incredible pressure to push a baby out into the world, and is the strongest force exerted by any muscle in the body!
The Guinness Book of World Records lists the jaw muscle as the strongest muscle in the body due to a biting contest that measured pressure, but that’s just because people haven’t thought up a good way to make measuring the power of a women’s uterus in labor into a contest. Some people don’t value the uterus as the strongest muscle because not everyone has them (ahem, men) but that doesn’t mean it’s not still the strongest.
We women know what’s up. Womb power – that’s what!
#2 The Uterus is Incredibly Flexible
During pregnancy, a women’s uterus goes from being the size of a pear and tucked behind the pubic bone, to being as large as a balloon, reaching all the way to the ribcage and stretching the abdomen outwards. After birth, it shrinks back down to it’s normal size – amazing! Not only is the uterus super strong but it’s super stretchy too!
#3 The Uterus Heals
Menstrual blood is rich in stem cells which are found to be adaptive within the body to heal a wide variety of diseases. Each month during her fertile years, a woman’s body creates a rich endometrial layer in preparation to grow and nourish new life. When a baby is not conceived, the body releases this extremely valuable and nutritive substance during the menstrual cycle.
The abundance of stem cells in the menstrual blood are being researched to treat a wide variety of conditions from stroke, heart disease, Parkinson’s, Lou Gehrig’s disease, and diabetes, to neurodegenerative diseases and more.
Women’s bodies are the most abundant, free source of stem cells during monthly menstrual flows – a much more ethical way to harvest these cells rather than from cord blood of newborns or from aborted embryos. And yet, this idea has not caught on due to cultural taboos surrounding menstruation.
#4 The Uterus is Orgasmic
When a women has an orgasm, she experiences not just pleasurable and euphoric sensations, but waves of contracting muscles throughout the uterus, as well as the vagina and pelvic floor. The whole uterus contracts, which helps to carry sperm from the vagina into the uterus.
#5 The Uterus is Connected to the Universe
A women’s menstrual cycles and stages of life are directly linked to the cycles of the Earth, Moon and Sun. The moon cycle is 29.5 days, and the average woman’s menstrual cycle is 29.5 days. Women who’s cycles are closest to the 29.5 day cycle have higher rates of fertility.
In addition, there are 13 moon cycles in a calendar year, and the average age of menarche (a girl’s first menstruation) is age 13. The average age of menopause is 52, which is also the number of weeks in a year. There are an average of 4 weeks to a women’s menstrual cycle and 4 seasons in a year.
Women’s ancient menstrual calendars consisted of notches carved into bone or stone, and are said to be some of the earliest forms of calendars known. Indeed, women’s wombs hold a powerful connection to the entire Cosmos!
#6 The Uterus Can Grow a Placenta
The uterus is the only organ that can grow a whole new organ within it.
The placenta is absolutely amazing, and is an organ that is grown within the uterus when a woman is pregnant that nourishes and feeds the fetus exactly what it needs for the entire pregnancy.
The placenta is attached to the uterine wall of the mother, and to the baby through the umbilical cord. It is a physical manifestation of the nurturing of the mother for the child and is released after the baby is born.
The placenta and umbilical cord have a pattern visible in the arteries that looks like the tree of life and is an ancient symbol of life and vitality.
Placentas have been highly honored by cultures around the world since the beginning of humanity.
The word “placenta” comes from Old English and actually means “a round flat cake”, and the tradition of honoring our placenta continues today as we celebrate around a birthday cake each year on the anniversary of our birth.
#7 The Uterus Can Grow a WHOLE PERSON!
Within the womb of a woman is the potential to conceive and gestate a whole new human being – amazing!!
Every single one of us is here alive on the planet today because we started life in our mother’s womb.
The first time I attended a birth as a doula, I was totally amazed at the power of a woman to birth a baby, and walked around for days in total amazement at every woman I saw, thinking how miraculous our wombs are!
Now you know why they called her WONDER Woman!
By Kara Maria Ananda (Check out her website (at the top of the article) & her epic work); Edited by Chelsie Diadhiou