The Vaginal Bounce Back: 6 Things You Need to Do After Having a Baby

The Vaginal Bounce Back: 6 Things You Need to Do After Having a Baby

Even though you’ve been holding your baby in your arms for a good minute now, sometimes you still have moments that leave you in complete and total shock. That sudden re-realization that yes, you have a baby. More than that, you were able to push an entire human being out of your vagina. YOUR. VAGINA.

Between the stitches, Sitz baths, ice packs and everything else that you’ve been trying to do to heal your vagina, there has been that question in the back of your mind: will it ever go back to its original size again? EVER?!

For the most part, yes. You just need some time and patience. And just so you know, having a baby isn’t the only way a vagina can lose its elasticity. There are many women with this issue who haven’t had kids; they just don’t talk about it (click here for other causes that can lead to it).

Anyway, if you’re more than ready for your vagina to “bounce back”, try these following tips. Give it a couple of months and be consistent. You should see---and he should feel---some results soon.

1. Do Some Kegels

When you’re trying to get your vagina back in shape, doing kegels is an absolute must! Birthing a baby can weaken your pelvic floor; it can stretch it all out of shape too. When that happens, it’s also pretty common for you to have problems holding in urine. Kegel exercises are basically about strengthening the same muscles that you use to hold your urine. The stronger those muscles get, the more your vagina will get back to its original size (or really close to it). Click here for examples of kegels you should try.

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