(Closed) The after-effects of vaginal birth on the vagina . . .

posted 6 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
391 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I’m still in my twenties, but after three vaginal births, SO says he likes it more 🙂 I honestly think the men will love it no matter what.

Post # 4
3775 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2004

I have two children who were both vaginal births.  Neither one or DJ can tell any difference in the before and after.

Post # 5
3175 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Hm, I can’t tell a difference after having a vaginal birth, and Darling Husband has no complaints! I wouldn’t worry too much.

Post # 6
5494 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2011

Gotta do those kegel exercises to make sure it’s toned before hand!

Post # 7
2299 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I don’t feel a difference with mine and my DS is 4 months old today.

Post # 8
818 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Personally I think her Dr is an idiot. Everything that I have read or heard is that the vagina stretches but does not stay stretched. Now if you had a baby head stretching your vagina for a week/month/etc then maybe lol but for the few seconds/minutes you are actually pushing that baby out, I say no way. ( I don’t mean all the labor just the actual birth)

Post # 9
1401 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I try not to think about what will happen to the vajayjay after I give birth. I’m hoping it “snaps back” so to speak.

Post # 10
1086 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

There isn’t much of a noticeable difference to be honest.

Too Much Information:

I have a 8lb 13.9 oz baby vaginally. They had to use the suction cup to get her out because she wouldn’t budge past my pelvic bone. I had a HORRIBLE tear requiring 8 stitches.

I asked for a 9th stitch (the “love stitch” that’s supposed to give a little more tightness so to speak)


The “doctors” I had were getting out of training and they were brand new. Lucky me. The actual doctor would come in the room every now and then to check on the progress but they were the ones to stitch me up.


Instead of doing 9 seperate stitches, they did like a shoe lace stitch all the way up. So needless to say the stitches came undone within a couple of days. Talk about pain! The stitches were pretty useless and it had to heal on its own.


It went back to normal. Heck, during pap smears the doctor has to use the smaller “duck” instruments (what I call them because of their shape) the one meant for much smaller people and I’m 5’9 and not small at all. But even after having my child who was a HUGE child, Big things don’t fit down there at all.


Basically, do kegel exercises, they help and don’t worry about it. It’s worth it even if it does and it likely wont.

Post # 11
5147 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I recently asked Darling Husband how it was “down there”. He says it’s just like before!

Post # 12
2378 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

Ladies, I just have to say… I’m 21 and nowhere NEAR ready to start TTC yet- that’s at least 4-5 years away. But…

This has ALWAYS been a huge fear of mine (along with flabby after-baby stomach, stretch marks, and saggy boobs :/) and hearing most of you say your vag was totally normal afterwards makes me feel SO MUCH BETTER.

So thank you all so much. <3

Post # 13
494 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

We still are attempting sex after the birth of our baby 3 months ago. It hurts at the moment because it feels tighter. We joked that it’s like I’m a virgin again.

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