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Help! What can I do about vaginal 'wind'?

(36 Posts)
PhantomFanjoFarter Thu 02-Aug-07 10:26:08

Name-change for this one as is

Crawled across the bed last night & halfway across felt myself fill up with air (I know I know TMI sorry). DH was in the room so tried to hold things in but it didn't work & I let out the loudest, longest rip I've ever heard. DH cracked up so I laughed too but it's really not funny as it's happened in public a few times too (I had to 'admit' to my dad that I'd let off getting up from the sofa as telling him the truth was just too horrifying a prospect).

Apart from the pelvic floor exercises (which I do but after having dc no4 they're just not cutting it) is there anything more I can do? Do those toning cone things actually work? Please someone help.

moondog Thu 02-Aug-07 10:31:02

Sorry,no laughing matter at all but am shaking with laughter at the dad thing.

preggersagain Thu 02-Aug-07 10:33:42


still rofl!

buy a cork??

sorry, still rofl!!!

seriously though- i have no idea

hoolagirl Thu 02-Aug-07 10:34:53

Can only suggest pelvic floor exercises, have heard that the cone things are good though

FLIER Thu 02-Aug-07 10:43:17

I knwo its really emabrassing isn' it.

i did it in front of my mil. you should have seen her face!

sorry can't be of any help tho.

moondog Thu 02-Aug-07 10:44:11

Describe it FLIER.
(Mil's face not the er....other)

Leati Thu 02-Aug-07 10:48:52

I am laughing too. That sucks eggs.

FLIER Thu 02-Aug-07 12:31:34

well my mil is so up her own arse. I told dh about it just recently as he was rofl at the very thought!

MellowMa Thu 02-Aug-07 12:33:47

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TheQueenOfQuotes Thu 02-Aug-07 12:35:16

Phantom - I had that after DS2 and after a while it just stopped (kept doing the pelvic floor exercises all the time), got them again after DS3 too

Marne Thu 02-Aug-07 12:38:34

ROLF even though this happens to me and ive only had 2 kids

Also happens when i go swimming ,i suck up water (should have changed my name)

Oh the joys of having children

Dh finds it funny too, luckily it has'nt happend to me in public (yet)

Marne Thu 02-Aug-07 12:39:16


FluffyMummy123 Thu 02-Aug-07 12:47:35

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JeremyVile Thu 02-Aug-07 12:48:20

I dont.

FluffyMummy123 Thu 02-Aug-07 12:48:37

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FluffyMummy123 Thu 02-Aug-07 12:49:45

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MegaLegs Thu 02-Aug-07 12:50:03

The swimming thing happens to me too. I always leave my towel right by the side of the pool so I can wrap it round me quick as there is always a bit of a warm, leaky feeling as i climb up the ladder.

MegaLegs Thu 02-Aug-07 12:50:48

The fanny fart thing is also a prob now and again.

JeremyVile Thu 02-Aug-07 12:57:44

Was talking about farts to DP last night.
We came to the conclusion that although farts are great, it would be far more elegant if we guffed through our ears....... No smell and no risk of those ones that sound like a round of applause.

FluffyMummy123 Thu 02-Aug-07 13:42:55

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Dropdeadfred Thu 02-Aug-07 13:46:11

learn to play tunes?

sauce Thu 02-Aug-07 13:49:30

That's happened to me too - during sex!

NotQuiteCockney Thu 02-Aug-07 13:50:21

Pelvic floor exercises, but they can be more complicated than just 'squeeze now and then'. I'll get some instructions.

(The cones aren't any better than just doing the exercises, I am assured by a local pelvic floor physio mate.)

Oh, pilates are good, too, as you are meant to do pelvic floor holding while doing other things.

NotQuiteCockney Thu 02-Aug-07 13:51:37

This page is ok, but doesn't get into the progression - they're easiest to do lying down or sitting, so when that works, try standing up, then standing with legs apart, then doing it while, say, lifting a child.

sauce Thu 02-Aug-07 13:53:50

But... I've never had pelvic floor problems (truly!) & both my dc were delivered by c-section.

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