If you're expecting your first baby, one of you biggest most important questions may be...
Will my vagina go back to normal after my baby is born?
It might be hard to believe you can push a watermelon sized person out of there and everything will go right back to normal. No matter who your partner is, nothing this size has ever entered your vagina!
In most cases, the answer to this frequently asked question, is yes! Because your muscles and tissue does a remarkably good job of bouncing back.
Our bodies are crazy, right!?
There are actually a lot of different factors that determine how "back to normal" your vagina will be after you give birth.
Genetics, your baby's size, the number of children you've had, whether or not you experienced any tearing during birth and whether or not you had an episiotomy.
A wise obstetrician half jokingly shared that "The integrity of the vagina and tissue around it is amazing! If you put two pieces of vagina in the same room, they merge together! The healing a vagina can do on its own is unbelievable.
Let's believe in our vaginas! Let's believe that they are strong and capable and that their multiple uses will continue on as intended!
So the answer? Yes, your vagina will go 'back to normal' after you have your baby. It will just be a 'new' normal and the exciting news is that it may even be a BETTER normal.
Take a deep breath, don't rush your body and say cheers to your vagina!