Im embarrsed to ask this but Im sure its on all moms minds at some point...

Kristin - posted on 01/30/2011 ( 5 moms have responded )

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my questions is after a second vaginal birth dose it go back too normal or gets loose...I know eventually its gonn happen after havin kids but wht about after the second...I will be having my second son around may 10th n for some reason this is constantly on my mind...

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Jelica - posted on 01/30/2011

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Yes it does tighten up again but not completely that is why you do pelvic floor muscle exercises after the baby is born, it wont help doing them now while you are pregnant but you should still practice them while you are so you are in the habit by the time your baby is born, it is completely safe to do while pregnant as I am pregnant and have spoken to my doctor about it, you just need to pull up with the muscle in your pelvis like you would do to stop peeing (you should not do it while peeing though) you can start off small but eventually try doing it 10 times each one for 10 seconds a few times a day and it help to pull it all back into place.. you should speak to your doctor about it.. they should have mentioned it to you already but you can talk to your doctor if you want to know more about the pelvic floor muscle exercise. And Kim it will help you to, I have known people to be weak in the bladder from having children and not doing this exercise it does help alot.

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Ashley - posted on 02/07/2011

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I have 2 children within 18 months of each other and I never have took much notice as to what I am like down there lol but my husband says its still the same as when we first started lol

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I know a woman who has been married for 20 years, has had 5 children with her husband and he will tell you (proudly) that his wife is just as tight as she was the first time they had sex. Kegels. She swears by them :)



Edited to add: Kegels (a.k.a. pelvic floor exercises) actually DO help when you're pregnant. They help prepare for labor. It's basic muscle strengthening for "down there". It's something women should do all the time, pregnant or not. It also helps with bladder incontenence as we age. Women who do kegels are less likely to have leaky bladders when they get older. Not holding it when you have to pee also helps :)

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Of course this is important. I actually had c-sections. But I many of my friends/family have quietly had this girl talk and most of them said it did.

Kim - posted on 01/30/2011

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You don't have to worry about that. Everything tightens back. My trouble has seem to be with the bladder issues after. It has been a year and sometimes when I laugh...

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