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What Happens to Your Vagina After Giving Birth?

During pregnancy, your body goes through many changes. You’re growing a human for goodness sake. After giving child birth, those changes don’t stop. You may gain weight, have a wider vagina, experience vaginal dryness and painful intercourse as well as many other symptoms. There are numerous ways to combat each of these symptoms and get your body back to the way it was before pregnancy.

Vaginal Dryness

Vaginal dryness occurs during pregnancy, but many experience it for an extended period after childbirth as well. An easy way to cope with vaginal dryness is taking a daily supplement. By incorporating a daily supplement into your routine, you will not only get rid of vaginal dryness, but also improve your hair, skin and nail growth. These supplements can also help combat painful intercourse as well.

Wider Vagina

Your vagina may not feel the same as it did before giving birth. This is normal when you have a baby. It will start to reduce a couple days after giving birth, but to help it return to its pre-birth shape, it is important to do exercises.

If you haven’t heard of Kegel exercises, they may become your best friend for the next little while. Kegel exercises can help tone your pelvic floor and vaginal muscles. This will help restrain incontinence and stop painful intercourse.

Weight Gain

After giving birth, most women tend to retain about 11 pounds. It is important to remember that over the next couple weeks after child birth, women can expect to lose some more weight due to the extra fluid in their body. It is important to talk to your doctor when trying to lose weight after child birth. On average, you should only lose one to two pounds a week.

There are ways to get your body back to the way it was before your pregnancy. Get rid of the symptoms, but remember to be patient with your body. You did carry another human for 9 months.

 

Resources:
https://www.whattoexpect.com/first-year/vagina-after-birth/
https://www.livescience.com/53768-how-to-lose-weight-after-pregnancy.html#weightgainduringpregnancy

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