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What Happen's To Your Vagina After Baby

Updated: Aug 18, 2023

It's no surprise, but vaginas don't magically snap back into place after giving birth. While they've gone through a major ordeal that usually involves hours of labor, the pelvic organs have also been impacted for months, due to the growth of the uterus. So yeah, things don't just return to pre-baby status.

The good news is that it is 2023 and there are treatments and technologies available that can help postpartum concerns. At Sin Worthy, the Plus 90 is one of our favourites. We can probably think of 90 reasons you should consider it after childbirth, but these are our top three: pain with sex, vaginal tissue laxity and urinary incontinence.

Pain with intercourse after childbirth is too commonly normalized for women, women are typically approved by their healthcare provider at 6 weeks postpartum to resume intercourse with little conversation of what is actually going on during vaginal recovery. The six week time frame comes from an average healing process for any wounds and when women are likely to have resolution of vaginal bleeding. The vagina however is certainly still recovering, and pain with intercourse post childbirth can be a result of both tension/guarding in the area leading to reduced blood flow and increased sensitivity.

Many assume that kegels are the answer, but the truth is, you might actually need more relaxation techniques, including treatment here at Sin Worthy to assist in regaining blood supply, improved tissue sensitivity, lubrication and muscle coordination to the vagina.

Tissue laxity is another commonly experienced postpartum symptom, due to the sheer fact of a growing pregnancy and the birthing process. The vaginal tissues and pelvic floor experience a gradual push downward in pregnancy and can impact the pelvic floor's ability to lift and support. The pressure from pregnancy creates straining and fatigue of the vaginal muscles. Women can experience decreased tone or loosened muscles along with a lack of connectivity in the mind/body connection. Vaginal laxity can be improved with our Plus 90 treatment to help the tissues reform collagen and elastin in an effort to tighten vaginal tissue.

Urinary incontinence is a commonly seen symptom after childbirth, but it doesn't always have to occur just as a result of childbirth. Women can experience urinary incontinence for a variety of reasons - outside of pregnancy. While it's been plaguing women and men for years, its only recently been discussed in the media. You can find more about this here. Women experience urinary incontinence postpartum primarily because of the force associated with a growing uterus. This causes weakening of pelvic floor muscles supporting the bladder and urinary sphincter. This symptom can be ongoing for some time, however there are measures to help improve it, along with pelvic floor exercises. Plus 90 can aid it in improving urinary incontinence symptoms and get you back to functioning without the fear of leakage.

After childbirth, much of your attention and time is spent caring for your newborn, but it's important to remember that your health is just as important. Whether you are expecting, a new mom, or have been experiencing any of these symptoms, we would love to be able to help you. Let's start the conversation about getting you back to feeling more confident and supported!

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