Does C-Section delivery maintain vagina tightness?
Some women opt for c-section delivery to protect their vagina from the trauma of natural delivery.
After childbirth, many of us feel a change in their sexual experience- a feeling of looseness and a lack of sensation during intercourse. The sensation you feel during sexual activities is largely affected by the health of our pelvic floor muscle. The healthier our pelvic floor muscle is, the more sensation we feel during sex. During pregnancy, our pelvic floor muslce is very strained from supporting the weight of the growing baby.
After c-section delivery, the vagina will look the same as before, but only on the outside. On the inside, your pelvic floor muscle has already been stretched like a rubber band that has been stretched for 9 months. That is why, eventhough the vagina may look the same as before from the outside, it does not feel the same anymore. The over-stretched pelvic floor muscle cannot go back to its orignal state by itself-only with deliberate exercise and pelvic training can it heal and strengthen.
The physical and visible state of the vagina (stretched or not) does not determine the tightness of the vagina.
The tightness of the vagina comes from the strength of the pelvic floor muscle that wraps around the vaginal canal, giving the vagina its structure and grip.
Regardless of the method of delivery, the strain on the pelvic floor muscle comes from pregnancy itself and not the delivery. Like every other muscle in the body, the pelvic floor muscle can only be strengthened with exercise. Doing pelvic exercises correctly can effectively help us improve bladder control, regain her sexual sensations and prevent back ache.