Vaginal Laxity After Childbirth: What Every Mom Should Know
Everybody knows a baby changes everything. But not everybody's willing to talk about how having a baby can permanently alter your sex life.
Vaginal laxity is a problem experienced by mothers all over the world and no matter how old you are or how many babies you've had, you should know that you do have options. Here are some of the ways to reduce vaginal laxity and reclaim your sexual wellness.
What is vaginal laxity?
Vaginal laxity, or vaginal looseness, is the feeling of having a loose vagina and is often attributed to a reduction in sexual sensation and satisfaction, both for the woman and her sexual partner.
Despite the fact that the vagina is a truly amazing organ, designed to stretch and expand, there are plenty of cases where a vagina exceeds its natural elasticity during childbirth, making it difficult to contract back to its usual size. Vaginal laxity is most common in women who have had multiple vaginal births or who have experienced trauma to the pelvic floor during childbirth. But as we age, all women (even non-moms) become susceptible to a natural weakening of the vaginal muscles.
It's important for every mom to know that there is NO SHAME in admitting that your vagina isn't as tight as it once was. Just as the muscles in our face and body age, so do the muscles in our vaginas. And of course, having a baby is a major accomplishment. Give your vagina the props it deserves!
While we don't know exactly how many women suffer from vaginal laxity, we do know that up to 40% of women experience some kind of sexual issue. We also know how devastating it can be to feel like you've lost your connection to your partner and yourself. Luckily, there are some proven ways to overcome vaginal laxity.
How can you tighten your vagina after childbirth?
The good news is, it's never too late to restore your vaginal wellness. Whether you had a baby six weeks ago or thirty years ago, the best way to restore your vaginal and sexual wellness is to start strengthening your pelvic floor today.
A well-toned pelvic floor can improve the feeling of tightness in your vagina and reduce the risk of incontinence and prolapse as you age. That's why many health practitioners recommend Kegel exercises.
But let's face it. If you're like most busy moms, finding the time (and willpower) to do your daily Kegel reps can feel impossible. And while many mothers are offered an avalanche of information on how to care for their newborn babies, most mothers leave the hospital with dozens of unanswered questions on how to care for their postnatal bodies. Many women have trouble even locating their pelvic muscles, making it difficult to do Kegels correctly, let alone regularly.
At the other end of the spectrum, treatments such as vaginoplasty, vaginal reconstruction or other types of in-office rejuvenation can be effective, but also highly invasive. And at the average cost of $5,000, these treatments aren't an option for everyone.
We think there should be a better way for women to improve their vaginal wellness, without having to go under the knife or become a Kegel black belt.
Meet vSculpt, the first non-hormonal, non-invasive medical device using LEDs to rejuvenate vaginal tissue from the comfort of your own bedroom. In just 10 pain-free minutes every other day, reverse the symptoms of vaginal laxity and enjoy life to the fullest.