Any woman who has had a baby knows that your body can see some changes that you weren’t expecting. From stretch marks to a belly that takes a while to go back to normal, you may be trying to adapt to the after-baby body that you now have.
You knew things would be different, but maybe you’re surprised at just how much has changed and you’re frantically trying to get your body back to normal.
One area less well publicized is the effect on your vaginal area where natural child birth can have a huge impact.
How have things changed for you and what can you do about it?
These questions are normal and nothing to be ashamed of. It’s natural for changes to happen, and vaginal looseness is just one of those natural effect. The good news is that there are things you can do about this.
As you navigate the post-childbirth world, there are many things that you may be trying to do to get back to the pre-baby woman you were. This isn’t only a very important thing to do for your body, but also for your confidence and life as a woman.
Let’s take a look first at some changes you may have noticed.
As you’re reading this, you may not yet be sure if you have a loose vagina or you’re just being paraoind. Perhaps, you haven’t noticed any seemingly big changes. Yet, as you think about it a little more, you may notice ways that life is different than it was before the baby. And many of these changes may actually point towards your vagina.
How is your sex life? Maybe before the baby came, you and your spouse enjoyed a lot of intimacy and fun together. But, since your little one arrived, you don’t seem to enjoy intercourse as much as you did before and even have difficulty orgasming.
Maybe your partner doesn’t seem as into it as he once was either. This could point towards a loose vagina, which is very common after giving birth. Because a tighter vagina means more friction, the reasons why you may feel sex is different than before is because your vagina isn’t as tight as it was before the baby.
Have you had any “accidents?” You may not even notice it that much, but urine leakage can become a part of your life now. Little drops here and there when you laugh too hard, wetness after doing one of your favorite exercises, or even while lifting a heavy item could be signs that you have urine leakage from a weak pelvic floor.
This could be one of the more obvious signs that you have a loose vagina and is unfortunately one that can be seen by more than just you or your partner, if you have more serious urine incontinence.
Visual changes. You may have noticed right away or maybe you didn’t, but things can look a little bit different than they used to. While this doesn’t happen to everyone, your vagina’s appearance may have changed since having a baby.
This is when you may need to consider surgery to rearrange things in this area. It’s not vanity. It’s necessary for you to get back to feeling confident and sexy once again—something every women deserves to feel.
It may be the more obvious problem when having a baby and while it doesn’t happen to everyone, for those who have serious tears after childbirth, you may need some follow-up treatment if the post-delivery stitches didn’t work as well as they should.
These may be the most obvious ways that things have changed after having a baby. Some women tend to feel ashamed of a loose vagina, but nobody should. It’s a completely natural process in life. Whether you’re aging and your vagina’s muscles aren’t as strong or you just had a baby and it’s a bit stretched.
It’s nothing to be ashamed about. The good news is that there are solutions. Embarrassing experiences and a lack of confidence in your vagina don’t have to bring you down for long. Just because your vagina may not be as strong as it once was, doesn’t mean that it has to stay that way.
The simple answer is yes. You can do many things about tightening your vagina, and most of them don’t involve expensive trips to a doctor for surgical procedures.
Now, in some cases, you should consider a trip to a doctor after childbirth for more than just cosmetic reasons. Serious incontinence can have lasting impacts and should not be ignored.
But it’s more likely that you’re just looking for some improvements you can do yourself.
From natural solutions to more invasive procedures, the following list will give you ideas as to what option is best for you:
Kegel Exercises: Kegel exercises are free and don’t require much more commitment than doing them daily. Because it is an exercise that can be done discreetly, you can do it on the bus, in your car, at home, or at work.
The more you do them, the better the results will be. You can also invest in some Kegel balls or cones, which help to enhance your efforts, helping you to get those tighter muscles sooner than you had hoped. Because this solution is so cheap to start with, it’s a favorite for many women around the world, whether they are mothers or not.
Natural remedies: For those who don’t like products or surgery, you could always try natural remedies. Things like Aloe Vera and Witch Hazel have been known to help, but you’ll want to do research before starting your vaginal routine. Not all the supposed remedies out there actually help.
Of course, you can always use common sense before using any type of natural remedy. After all, you know your vagina and understand that it’s a sensitive area, so don’t go pouring concentrated apple cider vinegar on it (one of the many remedies out there).
Surgery: In some cases, you’ll need to consider surgery. If you have a very weakened pelvic floor, you could have some underlying issues that can’t be remedied by simple creams or exercises. Speak with your doctor about your concerns to discover if surgery is the right path for you.
There are different kinds of surgeries, such as cosmetic surgery which is basically to help rearrange your vaginal labia. This is just as important as tightening your pelvic floor as it does affect your confidence and sexuality. Vaginoplasty and other types of surgery can be necessary for those with major issues with prolapsed bladders and issues related to having a baby.
These are some of the ways that you can tighten your vagina and strengthen it once more. Living your best life includes loving your vagina and these solutions will help you to do just that. Making the right decision for your situation is a very personal matter and no one can tell you which option is best.
Something that you could also consider, in order to see quick results, is to try to do a couple of the solutions together. Practicing yoga and Kegel exercises daily can go far to helping you strengthen your lady area.
Adding a tightening cream or gel into the mix as well will bring your desired results about much faster again.
While many women may turn to their doctors for surgery after having a baby to tighten their vagina and fix their problems with bladder prolapse, others will do Kegels to strengthen their pelvic floor and avoid urine leakage. And most women will find that it is more than just about their physical issues.
If you’re a woman who has had a baby and you think you may be feeling a bit depressed, consider some of the things that may be causing it. While baby blues and post-natal depression can become serious, in most cases the underlying issue is less severe.
For example, if you were hoping to jump back into your sexual activities with your partner after the baby, but now don’t feel as much pleasure from it, you could be feeling down.
If you find that you’re not as confident as before the baby, and if your partner isn’t as into intimacy as before, this could also be room for discouragement.
Tightening your vagina isn’t just about your vagina. It can also be beneficial to your overall mood and satisfaction. Being a good parent is extremely important, but make sure to do things that make you feel like the woman that you always have been, before and after motherhood.
Whether you’re investing in products for tightening your vagina or visiting your doctor for surgery, you can rest assured that doing something for you is a great way to get back to the old you. A happy mother is a good mother, so do your best to take care of you and your needs.
Look at tightening your vagina as anything else that you’ve committed yourself to since having the baby. It’s about feeling good, as you deserve to, and enjoying the many pleasures in life like you used to.
Are you ready to feel good again? Both in the bedroom and outside of it? Good. The above options are great solutions, if you have happened to see a difference in your vagina before and after birth. From affordable products to big surgeries, exercises, and remedies, there is a solution for every type of women.
Whichever one you decide to do, know that you can get your vagina looking beautiful and feeling good once again. It’s something worth investing in and taking time to do. Your vagina does change after having a baby, whether you like it or not.