Folk healers and midwives of Central America believe that the uterus represents a woman’s center. When it is out of balance, the woman will also fall out of balance. The uterine ligaments are designed to stretch so as to accommodate a growing fetus during pregnancy. However, these ligaments and the pelvic muscles can loosen and weaken, causing the uterus to become displaced. When reproductive organs shift, they constrict the normal flow of blood and lymph, and disrupt nerve connections.