Expecting a child is just about the most nerve-racking experience a woman will ever encounter. The preparation seems endless and exploring every “what if” scenario might feel absolutely necessary. We all want to know every way our bodies will change, but a quick google search just isn’t going to cut it. After numerous hours of research that included listening to podcasts and reading through various blogs, I hardly found a single platform that discussed the following woes in detail. Luckily, we are here to start this conversation and get you back to where you want to be postpartum
1. You might keep peeing your pants or leaking.
On the list of things nobody told you about postpartum health, there are some frequent fliers. The dreaded “first poop”, the abundance of after birth and the seemingly never-ending discharge (also known as lochia) appear on every list. Most of these can leave you thinking “gross, but at least there’s an end date.” The real B word, Bladder Leakage doesn’t always have one. “Sometimes it ends in 6-12 weeks and sometimes it doesn’t,” says VSPOT Expert and mother of two, Dr. Grover. Pregnancy can weaken the pelvic floor whether you had a vaginal birth or a C-section. Either one can make you susceptible to the uh-oh moment of a “sneeze and pee.” Thankfully, the Kegel Throne at VSPOT is here to help! The “kegel throne” can treat the urinary incontinence you have from your last child and prevent it from being prolonged in the future by keeping your pelvic core strong. For more information on this life-altering treatment, check out our blog post Kegels Are The New Botox or come in for a consultation with one of our VSPOT Experts to check your pelvic floor health.
2. Your Tummy Splits in Two.
Two words I did not see enough while conducting my research were Diastasis Recti. If you’ve given birth recently and it feels like the muscle in your abdominal wall has split into two halves, you could have postpartum diastasis recti. The usual discussions surrounding new mommy tummies are usually about unwanted stretch marks and C-Section scars. Diastasis recti and its healing process are almost never talked about. This usually heals on its own in about two to six months after childbirth but sometimes it doesn’t. While it isn’t life-threatening, it can be a constant reminder of what your body used to be. The important thing to note is that you do not need surgery to correct this. “The Emsculpt is one of the few non-surgical ways that really correct diastasis (recti)” VSPOT Expert Dr. Grover said. The machine uses Highly Focused Electromagnetic Energy (HIFEM) to do 20,000 muscle contractions in 30 minutes. Clinical studies have shown that ab separation caused by diastasis is dramatically reduced after 4 treatments.
3. Your Vulva Darkens.
Considering VSPOT’s V-Lightening is among the most popular treatments, it’s sad to say I didn’t see this in the blogs. “One thing that is more common than you think is the darkening of the labial skin” VSPOT Expert Dr. Grover said when asked about her own postpartum concerns. “Excess hormones from the pregnancy and from breastfeeding can cause melasma and hyperpigmentation on labial and vulvar skin,” she continued. VSPOT’s safe, non-toxic almond-based peel naturally lightens your intimate skin to reveal an even single-tone complexion.
4. Your Vagina doesn’t just “snapback.”
The legend of the vaginal snapback is just that, a legend. The chances of your vagina being exactly the same as it was before is slim to none. Sex will be different! Orgasms will be different ! And it’s totally normal. However, with today’s technology and one trip to VSPOT, we will have your vag feeling like it is aging backwards. You will feel the difference, and we have Radio Frequency and Cindy Barshop to thank for that. Even if you plan on having another child in the future, it doesn’t mean that in-between you shouldn’t enjoy sex the way that you used to. The Ultra Femme 360 will make sure your entire vulva has never seen better days.
5. Your labia has extra skin.
If you looked in-between your legs right after you gave birth and tried not to look again for a couple of months, you would not be the first. I bet the next time you looked you didn’t expect it to be so similar to the last. Sometimes the labial skin extends and does not go back to where it was. If you’ve shared this concern with your partner, best friend, or your mother and they all said “it’s no big deal” but you just can’t shake it, you’re not alone. Before you resort to going under the knife, come in for a consultation for VSPOT’s one of a kind labia precision-plasty. This minimally invasive, first of it’s kind treatment uses heat and radio frequency to completely reshape the vulva to your liking. Don’t let people shame you into thinking you have to love your vulva the way it is. You deserve to feel powerful naked and VSPOT understands. That’s why we work tirelessly to bring the safest, effective and most innovative treatments to as many vulva owners as possible.