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Hypopressives vs Surgery

Surgeries are getting more prevalent with estimates suggesting up to 12% of American women will go under the knife for managing their symptoms of pelvic floor dysfunction.

What type of surgeries are available for managing pelvic floor dysfunction?

Some of the common surgeries for managing pelvic floor issues include:

Sling Procedures: These are primarily used to treat stress urinary incontinence. A sling, made of synthetic mesh or biological material, is positioned around the urethra to support it and prevent unintentional urine leakage.

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Here are the common 10 type of surgeries for pelvic dysfunction:

Pelvic Organ Prolapse Repairs:

Anterior and Posterior Colporrhaphy: This is a repair for anterior (front) and posterior (back) vaginal wall prolapse.

Vaginal Vault Suspension: For supporting the top of the vagina, often following a hysterectomy.

Sacrocolpopexy: This involves attaching the top of the vagina to the sacral bone using mesh.

Colpocleisis: This involves closing off most or all of the vaginal canal, mainly recommended for elderly women who are not sexually active.

Sacral Neuromodulation (InterStim): A device is implanted to stimulate the sacral nerves, helping manage urgency urinary incontinence and symptoms of overactive bladder.

Artificial Urinary Sphincter: A device is implanted to help men with urinary incontinence, especially after prostate surgery.

Rectocele and Enterocele Repair: Surgical repairs to correct bulging of the rectum or small bowel into the vagina.

Perineorrhaphy: This procedure repairs a weakened perineal body, often performed along with posterior colporrhaphy.

Botox Injections: For some people with overactive bladder symptoms, Botox can be injected into the bladder muscle to help it relax and improve symptoms.

Urethral Bulking: Injections are made into the tissues around the urethra to help it close more effectively, primarily to treat stress urinary incontinence.

Anal Sphincter Repair: For fecal incontinence, damaged muscles at the end of the rectum can be surgically repaired.

The type of surgery recommended usually depends on the severity and type of pelvic floor disorder, as well as the patient’s overall health, age, and desire for future childbearing.

How effective are these procedures?

The effectiveness of surgeries for pelvic floor disorders varies based on the specific procedure, the expertise of the surgeon, the underlying condition being treated, and individual patient factors.

Success rates typically tend to be between 50-70% for most of the above procedures while some even go up to 90% satisfaction amongst patients.

That said there is a catch. Let’s find out more.


It is important you discuss the probability of side effects that you might face from these procedures. These side-effects can vary depending on your individual factors.

These side-effects include infection, nerve injury, pain during sexual intercourse (which in itself is a pelvic dysfunction),vaginal scarring, erosion of the sling material into the vagina or urethra, UTIs, fatigue and general body weakness.

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The case of Healed vs Managed

While surgery is indeed useful in some cases, it is worth nothing that you have not cured or healed the underlying root cause of the symptoms you are experiencing.

You have simply managed it.

We understand that our bodies are complex and as we get older we have a higher tendency of becoming comorbid with multiple health challenges.

Hence, it is no surprise that many that undergo invasive procedures as they get older do have issues with their pelvic floor again. While these statistics are hard to find, some sources state that it can be between 10-30% recurrence rate.

Hypopressives: A natural effective way

Hypopressives is a breathing technique that addresses the root cause of pelvic dysfunction and helps you get your health back completely. No side-effects. No invasive procedures.

Hypopressives are a unique exercise method that focuses on the core and pelvic floor muscles by utilizing specific postures, breathing techniques, and movements.

They aim to reduce intra-abdominal pressure, strengthen the core, improve posture, and enhance pelvic floor function.

Watch this video to learn more:

What makes Hypopressives effective?

Hypopressives is a simple yet revolutionary technique that has over 93.7%* effectiveness due to the below reasons:

Activation of deep core muscles: They engage and strengthen the deep core muscles, enhancing core stability and pelvic floor support.

Reduction of intra-abdominal pressure: Hypopressives aim to decrease pressure on the abdominal organs and pelvic floor, improving pelvic floor function and abdominal tone.

Reflexive response: They stimulate a reflexive relaxation and toning response from the body, enhancing muscle activation and promoting better posture.

Integration of breathing techniques: Hypopressives incorporate specific breathing patterns that engage the deep core muscles and promote relaxation.

By activating larger parts of your body, Hypopressives is a truly holistic natural approach to not just reversing symptoms but overall wellbeing and vitality. All you need is 10 minutes/day to get started.

*data from 117 women from the MoonRise community with an average age of 53 who have gone through the Hypopressives program and self-rated their improvement on a scale of 1-10 over a period of 12 weeks.

Filippa doing Hypopressives, Hypopressives

Surgery should be your last alternative

You can always get an invasive procedure if none of the techniques work. But we believe trying Hypopressives consistently for 3-6 months for 10 minutes every day will lead to improved health outcomes for you.

While each of us are different, women start to see progress within 3-6 weeks and a reduction of symptoms by over 50% within 12 weeks.

Hypopressives as part of your post-op care

This breathing technique can also be done if you have already had a procedure for pelvic floor dysfunction. We understand that there are many contributing factors that lead to an operation.

Hypopressives can be done safely to help speed up rehabilitation.

The breath work helps you find your inner harmony while the lateral breath & alignment activate your myofascial slings to help rejuvenate your pelvic floor.

As a bonus, you also feel stronger in your core, improve your posture and overall wellbeing.

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What are the risks of Hypopressives?

Risk 1:
Not doing the technique right guided by a certified trainer
Following Youtube Videos, random blogs and PDFs and piecing up your own Hypopressives technique can lead to untoward consequences. You want to ensure your technique is perfect to not just avoid the risk of worsening any symptoms but not getting any benefit at all.

We at MoonRise have certified master trainers who have on-demand videos coupled with 1-1 coaching making it the most cost and time effective way for you to get started from home.

Read more here

Risk 2:
Not following the contraindications for the apnea which are listed below

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Let me remind you that Hypopressives consists of 3 pillars: Lateral breathing, alignment and apnea.

Everyone who can breathe can do lateral breath and alignment. They constitute more than 80% of the technique and provide countless health benefits. The apnea or the breath holds are contraindicated if you are in the above group and should be avoided.

Your Health Matters.

Oftentimes we rely purely on experts to make our health choices on our behalf. We believe that you should own the agency of your health.

This happens only when you listen inwards and understand your needs. We encourage you here at MoonRise by offering you guidance, support and knowledge to connect deeper with yourself.

Our Hypopressives program helps you no matter your symptoms or your goals.

We provide all the building blocks of knowledge, 1-1 support and live community calls to ensure you are not only avoiding the risks mentioned above but getting closer to reaching peak feminine health.

10 minutes a day keeps your symptoms away

No pesky pelvic, core or back symptoms to limit you anymore

Filippa doing Hypopressive exercise

Hypopressives Training Course

With the Hypopressives breath-hold, get back to doing things you love with no limitations.

  • 10 mins/day videos to follow-along
  • 1:1 support from a hypopressives instructor to ensure you are doing the technique right
  • Live Weekly Zoom classes
Perfect for those that have limited time and budget to get started with!

Why our programs work?

Personalized support

1:1 Support personalized to your needs


LIVE weekly classes and group calls


Continuous updates of content and new therapies


On-demand video library, any time, any device


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Really enjoying my daily practice, it starts my day beautifully and calmly, ready for anything! It's still early days for me but I feel stronger in my core and better in myself. Tutors are so warm dedicated and professional.

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Judy Connor

Both Abby and Filippa are very professional and nice instructors. The Hypopressives exercises takes a while to learn but after 4 weeks I'm getting better and also stronger in my core. I'm happy to have found Moonrise!

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Ann Malmberg

Sooooo much brilliant information on everything you need to know about the menopause and women’s health in general. Tips on diet, the right exercises and mental health are excellent. The check ins with Filippa are lovely and nurturing too. It’s a really well run program and I can’t praise it enough.

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Here are answers to questions you might have

Hypopressives is a physical therapy technique primarily focused on core and pelvic floor strengthening, employing specific postures and breathing techniques.

In contrast, Yoga is an ancient holistic practice that incorporates physical postures, breathing exercises, and meditation to enhance overall physical, mental, and spiritual wellbeing.

We are NOT doctors. We recommend you to consult your physician, do your own research and decide your course of action based on your needs. We respect that surgery might be a viable or even only alternative for some of you. We believe that no one should feel cornered or coerced into a surgical procedure, which unfortunately does happen from time to time.



As you can imagine, the answer is very individual. Some women notice a change after 3-6 months. Some after 3-6 weeks. It is fair to assume good progress within 9-12 weeks if you put in 10 minutes/day consistently over this period.

We include 1-1 support asynchronously/non-live. This helps us be more effective with our time while still being personal and addressing your needs. We pass on the savings we generate to you.

Yes. You are eligible to get your full money back if you see no results from our program. You would need to fulfill all the below criteria:

  1. Followed the program as designed including watching the full course/set of videos
  2. Been in contact with your dedicated pelvic coach
  3. Consistently practiced the therapies assigned to you for at least 10 minutes/day for 180 days

We then ask you to fill in a form for us to process your request and approve it. If approved, we return the full amount back to your card. Refunds can take up to 5 business days from approval by us.

Yes, Hypopressives can help with Diastasis Recti even if you have had a C-Section.


Yes. Hypopressives can help create better posture, strengthen your fascia and abdominal muscles and create better breathing patterns that helps prevent the symptoms of Diastasis Recti and pelvic floor dysfunction. However, please DO NOT do the apnea while pregnant. Please wait for 6 weeks if normal delivery and 12 weeks if C-section to resume your practice. 

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10 minutes/day of Hypopressives is all you need to reclaim your health

With the Hypopressives breath-hold, get back to doing things you love with no limitations.

  • 10 mins/day videos to follow-along
  • 1:1 support from a hypopressives instructor to ensure you are doing the technique right
  • Live Weekly Zoom classes