Pregnancy and childbirth can be a very exciting time, but actual childbirth is no cakewalk. If you have a large baby or if you have a smaller pelvic area and vagina, you may need an episiotomy to ease the birth. This is an incision made between the vagina and anus to widen the area the baby has to be born. Episiotomies are often necessary, and they are a better alternative to the risk of tearing. However, they can cause problems with your sexual health.
Pain During Intercourse
Even after you have fully healed from the birth and the episiotomy, you may have significant pain during intercourse. This can happen due to the sensitivity of the area and the scar tissue that forms. Studies have shown that some women have painful intercourse up to two years after the birth of their child.
An episiotomy can also affect your vaginal moisture. The vagina, vulva, and clitoris are highly lubricated naturally, particularly when sexually aroused. However, for some women, an episiotomy affects their natural lubrication. Vaginal dryness can cause discomfort during sexual intercourse, as well as discomfort and frequent infections if it persists.
What You Can Do
A vaginal rejuvenation procedure can greatly improve your sexual health after an episiotomy. The vaginal rejuvenation process can help decrease the sensitivity and issues related to the scar tissue from the episiotomy. It will also tighten and firm the muscles of the vagina, which is one reason an episiotomy causes problems with sexual satisfaction and health.
If you have had an episiotomy and want to improve your sexual health, contact us today for more information or to schedule an appointment.