Pelvic organ prolapse is often
related to stretching and pressure during labor and childbirth. This can occur when a woman delivers a large baby [over 9 lb (4 kg)] or when she has a long, difficult labor and delivery. Pelvic organ prolapse most often appears during
menopause, as pelvic tissues damaged during
childbearing age and lose strength.
Other things that may
increase the risk for pelvic organ prolapse include: