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Q&A: Will my vagina ever be the same again after delivery?

Will my vagina be the same again after delivery?

Re: Will my vagina be the same again after delivery?

The Bump Expert

Yes and no. The vagina is a very compliant organ, with a remarkable ability to stretch to accommodate the delivery of a full-term baby. That said, is it going to be exactly the same after giving birth? Probably not. But, in due time, the vagina usually regains its pre-pregnancy shape and muscle strength. And remember, exercises like Kegels may also help things out down there, so if you’re worried, be sure to routinely squeeze in some exercises when you can (during pregnancy and after).

As for how it will function during sex after delivery, most women don't really experience any huge difference or permanent issues in terms of pain or discomfort during sex after a vaginal birth. Still, doctors recommend avoiding sex for at least six weeks after birth, so the vagina can heal. But remember: This doesn't mean that everything is going to be back to normal at six weeks. It can take up to six months to a year sometimes for the vagina and pelvic floor to heal fully after vaginal birth, so keep that in mind. Every case is different.

Dr. Ashley Roman

Q&A: Will my vagina ever be the same again after delivery?

It took a few years for me to feel "normal" down there. In the beginnin I felt way to BIG and didnt enjoy sex because of it. There was always slippage going on... Maybe if I had done the Kegels as ive read time and time again with some exercise things wouldve progressed better. Now that Im on baby #2 13years later...I am once again dreading what down there will be like 6mths after the baby!

TRWELCOM |

Q&A: Will my vagina ever be the same again after delivery?

Just to give y'all some hope out there.... I actually got 'tighter' after pregnancy. Make sure to stop your pee at least 5 times everytime you use the washroom during pregnancy. (that ends up being ALOT towards the end) :)

Suzannerobinson |