‘My post-baby vagina stress’
A Parent24 reader shares her personal concerns about her post-baby body.
When I read the article about Kim Kardashian’s concern about her vagina
after birth, my immediate reaction was, sure you have only had one kid and you’re young; of course your vagina will bounce back.
I am a mother of three and I remember having this very same concern after giving birth to my first child. I was very young too and my lady parts didn’t seem all that affected by it either, but after three vaginal births the elasticity does wear out a little and I must confess I am no longer as virgin-like
as I was before having children.“Using a tampon would be like trying to stick a wine cork in a tomato sauce bottle”
For starters I cannot use tampons. It would be like trying to use a wine cork to seal a tomato sauce bottle- it just doesn’t work. I was also concerned about my sex life. I worried that sex wouldn’t be as exciting, because of course I was not as tight as I once was
and that I may not be able to give my partner the necessary pleasure he once enjoyed with my formerly-tight vagina.
Fortunately these worries were unfounded, and it is up to you and your partner to find different sexual positions that make up for this, but, returning to the lack of tightness, I read up on this phenomenon and found out that there is something you can do about it. You can do something called kegel exercises, these help tighten your pelvic floor and over time your vagina will regain most of its elasticity. Confidence matters
So it doesn’t matter if you have had one child or five children, whether you are a famous celebrity or just a regular woman like me, your body may adjust and bounce back or it may not be exactly as it was before, but the key point is to love it no matter what. Find the position that helps you make the most of your sex life
, exercise your muscles if you feel you are a little too ‘loose’ and learn to love your post-baby body. The key is to still be a strong confident woman and not to allow fears and concerns to consume you.'Martha'How to do kegels
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