What To Expect When You’re Expecting: Vaginal Laxity After Childbirth

Childbirth is an incredibly difficult but amazingly rewarding experience for many women, and signals the start of a new period in their lives. Becoming a mother is something many of us dream of, and while parenting is special and unbelievably rewarding, the effects childbirth can have on the body can be significant, long-lasting, and difficult to deal with.

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One of the most common issues after giving birth is stress incontinence. Unsurprisingly, childbirth puts considerable strain on the muscles of the vaginal canal, pelvic floor and around the bladder. This can cause damage or weakness in the muscles that control continence and help hold the pelvic organs in place, which leads to difficulty holding urine and controlling your bladder.

Stress incontinence is characterised by a difficulty holding urine especially when doing things that put strain on the muscles of the abdomen and pelvis, including laughing, sneezing, coughing, lifting heavy objects or jumping. This is because the muscles around the bladder can’t hold as tightly, so you might find yourself struggling with leaks or dribbles after having a baby.

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Another common issue after childbirth that many women don’t talk about is vaginal laxity. Vaginal laxity occurs as the vaginal canal and opening are stretched by vaginal childbirth. While the vagina is a strong muscle and can return to its regular size very soon after giving birth, it may not be as strong or tight as before having children. Studies have shown that women who have never given birth tend to have a stronger, tighter vaginal canal than those who have given birth vaginally at all ages. 

Vaginal laxity can make sex less pleasurable for men and women, reducing sensation and making it harder to achieve orgasm. This may reduce your sex drive, or make it more uncomfortable or difficult to be intimate with your partner. 

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Fortunately, there is a revolutionary new treatment available to treat both stress incontinence and vaginal laxity, in the form of Ultra Femme 360. Ultra Femme 360 is a non-surgical vaginal tightening treatment that uses painless radiofrequency waves to strengthen the vaginal tissues.

Ultra Femme 360 treatment uses a radiofrequency wand which is inserted into the vagina to very gently heat the deeper tissues of the vagina. This triggers collagen production and renewal processes in the body and tightens and strengthens the muscles and tissues of the vagina. This tightens the vaginal canal, improving vaginal laxity, and also helping to improve the tone of the muscles at the neck of the bladder, reducing symptoms of stress incontinence.

Ultra Femme 360 is truly revolutionary, and at Katie Alex Aesthetics, we are incredibly proud to be able to offer this life-changing treatment to women across Cheshire and the North West. In fact, Katie is even known by some her Ultra Femme 360 clients as the ‘Cheshire Fairy Godmother’, for the massive difference Ultra Femme 360 has made to their lives. To find our more about Ultra Femme 360, or to book your free consultation with Katie, contact Katie Alex Aesthetics on 0161 327 0951.