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Did your vagina go back to normal after caesarian/vaginal birth?

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yellowbuttercup Tue 14-Jan-14 08:23:11

I know you can tear during VB which can cause terrible problems. But I have seen some threads where even women who had relatively straightforward births with no tears said that their bits were ‘not quite the same’ afterwards. Also I have heard of doctors saying, ‘you’ve had a baby, you can’t expect your sex life to go back to how it was’ and ‘it’s normal for all women to have a mild prolapse after VB’. I am wondering what is reasonable to expect. OK I realise there must be stretching and pain initially, but if you do your pelvic floor exercises and give it some time is it possible to eventually have your normal vagina back? And if not, in what way is it ‘not the same’? What about if you had a CS instead of VB? I have heard people saying that it is pregnancy rather than birth that causes the problems down below so there is no advantage to having a caesarian, but I am not sure if this is true or not! I know there are other reasons to choose between VB and CS but at the moment I am just considering the lasting physical damage that I am likely to have down below and the possibility of returning to normal after either of them.

Kelly1814 Sat 18-Jan-14 14:23:02

I had an ELCS and my vajajay is completely intact and not changed in any way.

I did have a small baby (4 pounds) so maybe there was less pressure on it.

squiby2004 Sun 19-Jan-14 09:39:50

1 cs here and no different to before DD. DD was born at 33.5 weeks due to PE so haven't ever had the effects of late pregnancy to contend with either. Still using the smaller sized mooncup and I am 37, DD is 9. I do my keg also though, always have done.

fourlegstwolegs Tue 28-Jan-14 21:12:46

EMCS and actually it really hurt for ages, combination of dryness (BFing) and weirdly it was way too tight. It's fine now though and was from about 5 months ish. We DTD at 3 weeks.

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