What Happens to Your Pelvic Floor After Childbirth ?

2022-04-28 Read:

What Happens to Your Pelvic Floor After Childbirth ?(图1)

Pregnancy inevitably makes certain changes in the vulva, vagina and pelvic floor tissues. Let's talk about these changes and the way of care.

1. Changes and care of the vulva

Mild edema of the vulva after childbirth will disappear within 2-3 weeks. At this stage, attention should be paid to local cleaning and care. Mild perineal lacerations or perineal incisions can generally heal within 4 to 5 days. If the perineum is severely lacerated or the wound is infected, the incision will increase the pain of the mother, and it will take 2 weeks or even a month to heal.

2. Changes and care of vagina

When the fetus passes through the vagina, the vaginal wall is stretched, and there will be swelling and many small wounds, which is the reason for the tingling when urinating 1-2 days after delivery, which will recover after 1 week. Under normal circumstances, the dilated vagina can be tightened 1 day after delivery. After delivery, the vagina is dilated, the muscles of the vaginal wall are relaxed, and the tension is reduced. Vaginal folds disappear due to overstretching during labor. During the puerperium, vaginal muscle tone gradually recovered, but not fully to pre-pregnancy levels. Mucosal folds begin to reappear around 3 weeks postpartum.

3. Changes and recovery of pelvic floor tissue

Postpartum pelvic floor muscles and their fascia lose their elasticity due to expansion, and some muscle fibers are often broken, so it is very important to carry out scientific and systematic rehabilitation after childbirth, which can restore pelvic floor muscles to a state close to pre-pregnancy. If you miss the best recovery period Hard to get back to the way it was