A-Z of How To Tighten A Loose Vagina After Childbirth
After giving birth to your child, your vagina will change automatically and naturally. The changes however, can be considered temporary when treated with special care. Your vagina is resilient, which means it will recover from childbirth at its own convenient time. Some people believe that a loose vagina is a thing that most of the time occurs from childbirth. And if that’s your case, there are some tips you can follow that will tighten your vagina and vaginal muscles even when you have gone through multiple childbirths. In this article, we have mentioned some of those important tips to help new mothers get back their body positivity.
Does Giving Birth Loosen Your Vagina?
People have lots of misconceptions and myths to tell about the vagina. And one of those misconceptions is that your vagina can lose its elasticity and never get it back. Your vagina is elastic because it was born that way, and nothing—not even a childbirth can change that. The tightness of your vagina that you once had before becoming a mother will get back after sometimes. But if you have just given birth to your child, it will feel sore and ‘loose,’ which is normal.
Your vagina can stretch on its own to let things in and out, such as a penis and a baby. But when you are not pushing anything from your vagina, it goes back to its normal shape. Therefore, it’s technically impossible to have a loose vagina. But age factors and childbirth combined can lose the tightness of your vaginal muscles. Still, there are some things you can do to get it back to its normal shape.
How to Strengthen Your Vaginal Muscles and Make Them More Elastic?
When it comes to the tightness of your vagina, it is not necessarily something you would want because a vagina that is too tight will make penetration impossible. The condition is known as Vaginismus that causes discomfort during sexual intercourse. If you have Vaginismus, your vagina won’t relax and self-lubricate when it comes to sex. This extreme level of ‘vaginal tightness’ is not normal. You can treat it by contacting a doctor, and he will recommend you to do pelvic floor exercises.
Kegel and pelvic floor exercises are treatable solutions for vaginal looseness, and they will also help you tighten your vagina if it is loose. Pelvic floor exercises will strengthen your vaginal muscles because they support numerous locations in your lower body connected to the vagina. Here are those body parts:
- small intestine
Your pelvic floor muscles can get weakened due to childbirth or age factors. Here are some symptoms that show when you have weak pelvic floor muscles:
- You can leak urine accidentally or pass wind
- You feel the constant urges to pee
- Pain in your pelvic area
- Painful sexual intercourse
Pelvic floor exercises can treat these symptoms if they are mild. But if your case is severe or you feel heavy urinary leakage, then you must talk to a doctor. He will give you a suitable treatment plan to treat your vaginal problems.
Pelvic Tilt Exercises
You can try these exercises at home to strengthen your pelvic area. These exercises will cause no harm or side effects even if you don’t have a loose or tight vagina.
- Stand with your back at a wall and rest your shoulders and butt against it. Don’t allow too much pressure on the knees—keep them relaxed.
- Pull your navel toward your spine to hit your back completely against the wall.
- Tighten the navel for 4 seconds and then release.
- Do this in sets of 10 times. And 5 times per day.
Your pelvic floor muscles are those muscles that you can control when you are peeing. For example, go to the toilet and start to urinate. Try to stop midstream, and if you can, that is because you can control your pelvic muscles. Therefore, you can follow these kegel exercises step by step.
- Lie on your back in a bed or on the carpet floor
- Tighten your pelvic muscles—the one you did while peeing
- Hold the pose for 5 seconds and when you release, relax for 5 seconds
- Keep repeating these steps 5 times in a row.
After a few days, when you build up the strength in your pelvic area, increase the timer from 5 seconds to 10 seconds. But when you are doing kegel exercises, try to concentrate only on your pelvic area and not thighs, abs, or butts. Do this 5 to 10 times a day and practice 3 sets in a row. The tightness of your vaginal muscles will be back within a week.
Vaginal cones are tampon-like objects that you can put in your vagina and hold to tighten your muscles. These cones are weighted and are available online. Here are the steps that you can try with a cone:
- Find the lightest cone and put it inside your vagina
- Squeeze your muscles and hold the cone in your vagina for 15 minutes daily. You should do it twice every day.
- You can gradually increase the weight of your cone once you find yourself getting more comfortable with it.
Tell your doctor about your concern regarding the loose vagina, and he may recommend the Neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES) treatment. It includes sending an electric current through your pelvic area, and the stimulation will help your muscles to contract and relax.
This is pretty much how you deal with a loose vagina after childbirth. Rest depends on time and how much water you are drinking daily. Drinking lots of fluids not only keeps you hydrated but also strengthens your bladder muscles and avoids constipation. You should also avoid lifting heavy weights all the time and especially after giving birth.