There are a lot of myths and misconceptions around the vagina, even in the 21st century. For instance, there are a lot of people believe that once the vagina loses its elasticity, it becomes lost forever. Well, that’s not actually true.
Your vagina can stretch. It can stretch hence, it can accommodate a baby. It’s true that your vagina becomes slightly lose after childbirth but it can retract to its original shape. Read along, as we discuss some of the options you can try to strengthen your pelvic floor and more.
How to Get Tight Down there again after Childbirth:
The myth of a loose vagina:
A thing such as a loose vagina doesn’t exist. There are several changes that can occur over time due to age and childbirth, but it doesn’t lose its elasticity permanently.
A ‘loose’ vagina is often associated negatively with the character of a woman. It is believed that a woman with a loose vagina has slept with multiple partners. Hence, the morality of the woman is questioned.
In reality, it doesn’t matter how many times you have sex with somebody. This is so because penetration while having sex doesn’t stretch out the vagina permanently.
Your Vagina Changes After Childbirth:
It is a natural phenomenon for the vagina to change after a vaginal delivery. During vaginal birth, to let your baby pass through the birth canal, the vaginal muscles stretch.
You will notice that your vagina feels a little different after your baby is born. You might get anxious but let me tell you something. It is absolutely normal. The vagina will return to its original state after giving birth. But it will not completely return to its original shape.
This means that you have multiple childbirths, the vaginal muscles will lose its elasticity with each childbirth. A lot of women face discomfort when the vagina loses its elasticity. Fortunately, there are certain exercises you can try before, during and after pregnancy to strengthen your pelvic floor muscles.
To Strengthen Your Vaginal Muscles:
After childbirth or due to age, your pelvic floor muscles can get weak. This causes-
- Leakage of urine or passing of wind accidentally
- Feeling the constant urge to urinate
- Having pain in your pelvic area
- Experiencing pain during sex
If you do pelvic exercises on a daily basis, it will help support your- bladder, rectum, small intestine, and uterus.
Do you know your pelvic floor muscles? The muscles that control urination in women are your pelvic floor muscles. The next thing is doing the exercises. Start by lying on your back and then tighten your pelvic muscles. Hold it for 5 seconds and then relax. Repeat this five times in a row.
Don’t tighten your thighs, abs or hip while doing Kegels.
Pelvic tilt exercises:
You can also practice pelvic tilt exercises to strengthen the vaginal muscles. Start by standing with your shoulders and hip against the wall. Keep your knees soft. Tighten your navel for 4 seconds and then release. Remember to make sure that your back should flatter against the wall. Repeat this 10 times a day.
Use vaginal comes to strengthen the pelvic floor muscles. Insert these weighted, tampon-sized objects into your vagina. Squeeze the muscles to hold the cones. Hold it for 15 minutes. As you become more successful, increase the weight of the cone.
This is a cosmetic procedure that tightens your vaginal wall thereby, restoring youthfulness. This no cuts procedure is absolutely painless and can be completed under 10 minutes. Generally, women need three sessions of laser treatment with each session four to six weeks apart. The benefits that make laser vaginal tightening as the most effective option are-
- The looseness and laxity of vaginal muscles is regained
- Vaginal dryness or itching is also treated
- Prolapsed vagina and other issues are also controlled
- The effect lasts over 4-5 years
The bottom line:
It is natural for the vagina to lose its elasticity after childbirth. But the vagina can never lose its stretchiness permanently. Over time the vagina will retract its original form. You can go for exercises to strengthen the muscles or undergo laser treatment. If you want to know more about the changes in your vagina, visit your gynecologist today.