I am 29 years old, always have menstrual periods on time, although I am 9 weeks post partum. I seem to get a lot of yeast infections". If someone told you there would not be any short or long term vaginal changes after delivery of a baby through the vagina, I am sure you would not believe them. Anytime a 4 inch 10 cm diameter round object goes through an opening that cannot normally stretch beyond a 2 inch 5 cm diameter opening, there is a strong likelihood of stretching, tearing and pain afterwards. When that is added to hormonal changes after delivery with or without breast feeding, a postpartum woman can have significant vaginal pain, dryness, burning, fear of intercourse, vaginal opening looseness, and even difficulty with losing control over urination, bowel movements or holding bowel gas. Let us look at some of the changes that can take place in the lower genital tract after normal, uncomplicated vaginal deliveries.
Why do I have painful urination after giving birth?
Chest pain after the birth
We respect your privacy. Vaginal pain or lower pelvic pain can occur for many reasons and under a variety of circumstances — during sex, during menstruation, and while urinating. Though vaginal pain or discomfort can happen without sexual activity, it often occurs during intercourse, and the reasons for the vaginal pain are often sexually related. Vaginal pain and lower pelvic pain can result in , such as a low libido sex drive or an inability to achieve orgasm due to the discomfort.
Vaginal Conditions After Delivery
Back to Sexual health. The vagina naturally changes after giving birth, and might feel wider, dry or sore for some time. Find out what to expect and the ways you can help speed up recovery.
After a vaginal birth, you will have a lot of questions! Much of your time and energy will be spent focusing on your newborn. It can be easy to forget that you have just been through labour and birth. You may have some special questions and concerns of your own.