How do I tighten my vagina after giving birth?

This is a question that many new mothers wonder, after all, giving birth as wondrous as it may be, can be a very painful experience which unfortunately can damage the inside of your vagina.

Many studies have shown that women who give birth vaginally are more likely to have damage to the pelvic floor.

What is the pelvic floor?

The pelvic floor refers to the muscles between your legs, from your pubic bone in front to the base of your spine at the back.

Imagine a sling – this ‘sling’ holds your bladder and urethra.

The pelvic floor is similar to a sling that holds everything together.

When women give birth, they can potentially damage their pelvic floor, which could affect your sex life.

So, how can I improve my sex life after giving birth?

Kegel exercises are a great way to help tighten up your pelvic floor muscles.

This consists of contracting and relaxing the muscles that form part of the pelvic floor.

You need to commit to doing the exercises daily for at least three months if you want to see a significant improvement. 

After this, you should continue to do the exercises at least a few times a week.

Trust us when we say it will become second nature to do your exercises – after all, you won’t want to lose the benefits you’ve gained!

How can Kegel exercises improve my sex life?

Orgasms are related to the squeeze pressure of the pelvic floor muscles, so by strengthening these muscles, your orgasms will be more intense and feel better for your partner.

Plus, not having to worry about embarrassing leaks during sex means you can enjoy yourself!

How do I know if I am doing Kegels right?

It’s very important to make sure you’re doing your Kegel exercises correctly so you don’t waste your time or worse, cause injury!

The solution

The Educator is a great product to use when you’re just starting to understand how your pelvic floor works.

It acts as a visual aid by showing you whether or not your muscles are contracting the way they should.

If you can see or feel your muscles working but don’t seem to be able to get them any stronger then Aquaflex cones can often help.

These cones are inserted into your vagina and you use your pelvic floor muscles to hold them in place. You start with a light but large cone and then gradually progress to heavier and smaller cones.

Can I repair my vagina after a traumatic childbirth?

For some women, some extra help is required to get the pelvic floor muscles working and revive their sex lives.

If the muscles are very weak then a health professional will advise the use of a biofeedback or pelvic floor stimulator.

These are devices that attach to a small probe that you place inside your vagina.

The Peritone Biofeedback – enables you to see when your muscles are contracting and the Pericalm Stimulator provides gentle stimulation to the nerves and muscles so that it’s easier for you to tighten those muscles.

So as you can see, there are simple cost-effective ways to tightening your vagina after giving birth.

Let us know how you get on with these products!


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