Your vagina post-birth

Trying to have a normal poo, not drip everywhere, and stand up properly can be challenging, or impossible, after giving birth vaginally to a baby. This includes stillbirths and miscarriages – you still have to get the baby out if it’s big enough.

Here is what you can expect from your post-labour vag:

  • Feeling like you got punched in the vagina and butthole with a swinging brick
  • Blood and unidentified ‘stuff’ coming out at an alarming rate
  • Excruciating pain when you try to pee or poo
  • Escaping farts you cannot control
  • ‘Swollen labia’ (understatement of the century) that feels worse than, and looks like, a black eye
  • Pain on urination, which is no surprise

If you were unlucky enough to have been split, you have lots of other problems to deal with which we examine in more detail elsewhere.

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Original price was: USD $9.99.Current price is: USD $0.00. ex GST/VAT/TAX
Jessica Lloyd - Vulvovaginal Specialist Naturopathic Practitioner, BHSc(N)

Jessica is a degree-qualified naturopath (BHSc) specialising in vulvovaginal health and disease, based in Melbourne, Australia.

Jessica is the owner and lead naturopath of My Vagina, and is a member of the:

  • International Society for the Study of Vulvovaginal Disease (ISSVD)
  • International Society for the Study of Women's Sexual Health (ISSWSH)
  • National Vulvodynia Association (NVA) Australia
  • New Zealand Vulvovaginal Society (ANZVS)
  • Australian Traditional Medicine Society (ATMS)