'Ovulating' & 'Menstruating' Womb Sculpture
These hand crafted, one-of-a-kind
uterus sculptures are excellent tools
about their uterus, and helping women to 'connect' to
They are based on a
combination of medical data and illustrations, cadaver
over a decade of clinical manual palpation of living
traditional folk healing.
as a set, they are
user-friendly and will
give your clients/students an instant understanding
of the impact
of uterine alignment and upper range of monthly cyclical
Deluxe Gift Set
includes an 8
menstruating uterus, 4 oz
use. For more info on sources, please see FAQ below..
A great addition to your bag of wombs, and for menopausal
specifically to connect to their own womb, or post
next to the
ovulating and mensing set of wombs they show a full arc of
womb's waking to her resting. Zesty
in this model are symbolic of this
being a time in a woman's life where she is typically freed
up in her
persue her own passions,
growth, and interests.
While medical data on the sizes and shapes of menopausal
individually based on how many years out from from having
and health history factors, I based this sculpture on
from an ultrasound study, medical illustrations, cadaver
manual palpation experience and folk healing wisdom. This
sculpture is smaller and thinner than the other two, and
ounces as an
intuitive estimation of the hormonal effects on tissue
Comes with a cotton storage pouch with card of
womb facts. May be comfortably stored with other wombs
of the Deluxe set.
availability! Womb models are made several times
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these little beauties have raised some eyebrows.
Below are the
responses I currently have to these questions. Enjoy!
What is the
point of these sculptures?
There are two purposes:
1) First and foremost, these are pieces of art, some of
teaching tools available for women to 'connect'
to their uterus.
It has been interesting for me to see women interact with
them over the
years. Sometimes it's a simple 'Aha!' or ''Oh,
A light turns on. A dot is
connected. Other times it's profound emotion.
However they respond, it opens the door to self
validation, empowerment and connection between a woman and
It opens the door for
With so many women in our culture
experiencing suffering with the
womb, it is good to have a user friendly way to interface
2) Second purpose: To
show a standard
nulliparious midcycle adult
womb ('ovulation' sculpture), and also show the
upper weight womb change possible between non-mensing and
during a fertility stage month ('mensing'
Why is weight change important to understand? Because
uterus is in the pelvis makes a difference in your health,
especially when it's much heavier and bigger. For more
information on this, please research the work of Dr. Rosita
- Why the 'woo woo'
models? Why not just have them be 'only'
scientific data based?
The simple answer?
There's already standard medical models out there.
They are so cool to see!
And, because science is not yet caught up to some of the
traditional healers have passed down for
oral tradition, through understanding what worked even if
understand why. Because of this, we need more than
to bring all this wisdom together. We
with one foot in
both worlds. These are they.
That's not an insult to science! It's an invitation
traditions to learn from each other.
These sculptures are inspired by the teachings of healers
who hold the
knowledge of traditional folk healing techniques for the
and who are adept at feeling changes in the organ through
palpation. They are also inspired by medical data.
As women learn more about
organ, they may find that the
information they learn through traditional healers,
or are able to gain
through their own
life experience, is sometimes not
validated by the modern western
medical model of measurable information.
(And you know what? That's ok, because none of us is
measurable body. We are multidimensional. And we are
multidimensional organ there is! After all, where
life force, soul, and body mesh together mysteriously to
make new life?
It is our
birthright to sense into this mystery. That is so
woo woo it's wonderful!)
Rather than put Western
Folk Healing information in competition with each other,
encourage women to see
a bigger picture: there is room for both traditions of
information. They both have something to offer a
womb and life experience.
Diverse perspectives are valuable. They represent
different angles of
Perhaps these sculptures can help
open this dialogue between traditions further, with mutual
- What is the data
you base your womb sculptures on?
The 'ovulating' sculpture has size, weight, and shape
dimensions which are easily
in a variety of sources including the afore mentioned
texts, medical illustrations from Netters and Clemente, as
cadaver observation. Also, it has been my experience that
this data has
consistent with the midcycling wombs I've palpated in over a
doing maya abdominal massage for women.
The menstruating sculpture weight
I learned in maya
abdominal massage training (which taught Central American
folk traditions of womb care and wisdom combined with
From this I learned that wombs become heavier during the
before and on the first day or two of an actual
This is why some cultures have traditions around this time
of the month
to protect the uterus... such as not lifting heaving things,
walking barefoot or sitting on cold surfaces to reduce risk
the womb drop low, which can harm fertility, cause pain in
and give menstrual cramps as well as bladder leakage and
This information has been validated in the many women I've
served over the years, hearing their stories and listening
to the way
they describe their wombs on their menses. (I've even had
traveled internationally come back and tell me of
elders in those far off communities who shared similar
'common sense' folk wisdom!)
The mensing womb size comes
three sources: first,
traditional folk healing information on a womb being
just before and
during menses; second, clinical palpation of living wombs
onset/first day of menses, which in my experience is
the folk healing information... (I observe it palpates quite
and spongier when it's actually mensing and not having a
bleed' from birth control pills... and many times typically
actual size of this model, give or take a little, depending
on the woman's
personal history); and third, it's
on the size to weight ratio of the 'ovulating' clay
sculpture for which we
technical science data.
Given these three factors, the 'mensing'
sculpture size felt
adequate to me to demonstrate the folk wisdom weight changes
were intended to teach.
shape is based on
illustrations, cadaver study,
and palpation as well.
Keep in mind that anytime
we combine oral tradition folk wisdom (that didn't have
ultrasounds to 'prove it'), with
modern scientific research, we
be willing to make room for more than one paradigm to
what is before us.
These sculptures are art, but they sit at the
crossroads of science and folk healing ways. That's not an
that's a gift!
Over the years I've found a shortage of
sonogram/ultrasound/surgical research showing the data of
Not surprising, as in-depth medical research on the
bodies is just starting to happen. (Most of the data we have
comes from advanced and detailed studies of male anatomy!)
It would be lovely if these sculptures sparked someone to do
about 'size' of mensing wombs, with different factors of
multiparous, with adenomyosis/endometriosis, and while on
control pill breakthrough bleeding, and also of those wombs
that have not been
on birth control.
If these models spark research? That would be
'accurate' or 'correct' ?
Such a good question! Allow me to answer at length.
Every woman's womb is
size, shape and weight based on several things:
- stage in womb
life (pre-pubescent? ovulating? menstruating? pregnant?
history (fibroids, diseases such as endometriosis,
adenomyosis, as well as inflammation, etc. or not?),
- whether or not (and how many) children she has
- is it 'normal' shaped fundus or bicornate? two cervixes or
(these are actual variations that happen)
- (and what about racial variation? In male genitalia,
of subtle racial variances, why wouldn't the wombs designed
also reflect subtle variances?)
For example, here is one such study that speaks to the
womb sizes and health and stages of life:
With so many variations, how does one go about making an
anatomically 'correct' model that represents ALL wombs
women? Isn't that what we expect in a model? Is it even
possible? Can we see 'one' model and assume
Humbly, no, not in my opinion.
My solution to this problem (and it is by no means the only
one or best
one) is to create an art sculpture that teaches the concepts
illustrate, but also gives an approximate medical reference
As a result these models are an 'archetype' sculpture of the
womb for a
womb development, knowing
that each woman
will have her
own story and history to project onto it. That's
because we understand better
what we can connect with.
There is room for both commercially made mass produced
well as hand made womb sculptures.
Each is valuable and has something to offer. Each shows a
angle of the big picture. Some show form, some show
I encourage you to own different styles of models in your
benefit from the diversity of understanding available.
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Wombs for Wisdom Sculpture Owners
have been meaning to write you and thank you so very
the beautiful womb models! Not only are they uniquely
gorgeous, but I
appreciated your handwritten note as well. I can tell a lot
went into the process, and as a Reiki practitioner, I must
energy coming from
them was incredible! So much love, I just wanted to
with them. So thank you again, your work is appreciated." -
"Thankyou Thankyou!!! I love the uteruses - uteri??
LOL they are
absolutely amazing and really appreciate you making them!!
staff are loving these as well and fascinated!" -R.S.
your wombs for wisdom several years ago and still bring them
every fertility awareness class I teach. People *love*
them." - A.A.
have to tell you that when I held the two in my hands
this deep stirring inside of my own body - a
something that "was" sacred, but now
is past and will no longer swell within me (I am post
menopausal). Yet still my body was stirred and I could
"feel" the blood
and bloating within.
for others." - B.
P., teen and adult women sexuality and health educator
my body. It made me reassess how I treated it,
how I behaved while on my period and the lack of genuine
I had with it. Of course, I'd seen plenty of pictures, and
plethora of academic
articles, listened to lectures, stories, etc., but nothing
the real impact of holding them in my hands." - pelvic
beautiful models arrived this morning!! I am thrilled -
models make the womb real - will be such an asset to
wait to share
this coming weeked and my Self Care Class. I wish I
these models when I was a practicing midwife to help women
Connie C., Certified Nurse Midwife, LM
and wondered over and loved so much
already by my
friends and colleagues
and will have their first
presentation to the 10-12 yr olds next month during the
around menarche that I will be running.
already as a way to draw
clients in for a possible visit.
legs hurt when her uterus
are Simply the Best!! -
Trish D., maya massage practitioner and educator
using my models with my clients and it is great seeing the
on when they realize why they need to take
special care of their wombs when
they are heavier. They also work great
with my life-size pelvic model. Thank you so
much for this
- Terra R.
Registered Midwife, Ayurvedic and maya massage
size and shape are wonderful for helping
patients visualize actual
uterine size.” - Dr. Terri T. OB-GYN