Normal Delivery – Know The Ways Of Vaginal Tightening!

Normal Delivery – Know The Ways Of Vaginal Tightening!


By Dr. Inthu M, Gynaecology

Women who underwent normal delivery mostly experience excessive loosening of the vaginal muscles. The vagina after the delivery may return to its normal size but it usually fails to get back in its pre-delivery size and shape. There are different exercises to tighten the vagina but these exercises such as Kegel often fail to tighten the vaginal muscles and may not yield the anticipated results. The baby is pushed through the birth canal via the cervix and out of the vagina. In this process, the vagina gets stretched to let the baby through. At times, the skin between the perineum or anus and vagina needs to cut by the doctor to pull the baby out. This is known as an episiotomy. It is usual for women post the delivery to experience a more loose or dry vagina and pain during intercourse.

There are various reasons for vaginal stretching that one experiences, such as the number of normal deliveries a woman has experienced as each normal delivery loosens and stretches the vagina a little further, whether vacuum extractions or forceps have been used during delivery, genetics, exercises during pregnancy for delivery preparation, size and health of the baby and how long one has pushed during the delivery.

This vaginal stretching can be cured by various cosmetic procedures like non-surgical PRP, vaginal rejuvenation using HIFU, radiofrequency and CO2 laser.

Vaginal rejuvenation helps to restore muscle tone, improve control and strength. It not just increases sexual pleasure, but can also relieve urinary incontinence. Rejuvenation of the vagina can begin with a nonsurgical option and progress to gradually invasive modes.

Non-surgical PRP, radiofrequency and CO2 laser are used for vaginal tightening. There are many scientific studies done on these processes and around 90% of the cases are taken as successful and most women who undergo this surgery experience no problem and are satisfied with the outcome. Usually, it involves least amount of pain during and post-surgery but there can be some for a maximum of one week. Women can resume their normal life routine after a week or so and can get back to their sexual life after six weeks.


  1. Increases friction during sexual intercourse
  2. Improves control over vaginal tissues and muscles
  3. Improves sexual satisfaction
  4. Improves cosmetic appearance of the vaginal area
  5. Reduces internal and external vaginal diameters
  6. Strengthens the pelvic floor, and can also help relieve urinary incontinence