During pregnancy, childbirth and post pregnancy, most woman are focussed on the wellbeing and development of their new baby. Eventually though, the time will come where most women will take time out to consider the after effects on their bodies that childbirth has produced. For many women, the catalyst that prompts this undertaking of their image can be caused by many things. One physical change, which some woman are initially not even aware of, or have not considered, is the physical toll levied upon the vagina during pregnancy and childbirth. The vagina after childbirth becomes looser because the vaginal muscles lose their integrity and the supporting tissue of the vaginal walls is degraded.
So, for those women unaware if their vagina has loosened after childbirth, here are some tell-tale signs that every woman should be aware of –
Firstly, if you cannot grip your index finger with your vaginal muscles, it indicates that the muscles have been loosened.
Secondly, in periods of non-arousal, the vagina should remain in its closed form. Failure to do this is another sign of having a loose vagina.
In addition to this, another factor to consider is sexual stimulation. If you are finding it more difficult to achieve orgasms, or your partner is commenting on a lack of tightness, more often than not it is the result of the vaginal muscles not working effectively.
Whilst many women accept this is an unavoidable and irresolvable issue……it is not. Exercises exist that allow women to strengthen the vaginal muscles. Initially start by practising contracting the vaginal muscles, and from there, try to exercise these muscles at least 3 times per day. Try to incorporate this exercise into your daily life, contracting the vaginal muscles whilst watching TV, reading a book or checking emails. Each session should ideally last around 10 – 15 minutes, and do not perform them whilst needing to urinate, as this can actually weaken the vaginal muscles further, and result in the bladder not being completely emptied and possibly causing infections to occur.
It should also be noted that several herbal remedies exist, which include strengthening of the uterine wall and tightening the vaginal muscles as two of their numerous benefits.
Whatever you decide, don’t accept that a loose vagina after childbirth is a foregone conclusion, as restorative exercises and remedies do exist.