A few weeks ago I felt a little bit of a bulge in the vaginal opening and freaked out, thinking it was some kind of organ prolapse, and saw my midwife immediately. So she checked me out and said that there is no indication of organ prolapse, and that the vagina looked fine. Fine?? My vagina is far from fine. It feels like it has collapsed. The walls seems saggy and mis-shapen. There are bulges everywhere in there. Is this common? I feel rather devastated.
The birth of my son 6 weeks ago was amazingly perfect. It was an unplanned UC. It lasted 45 minutes from start to finish. It was completely painless and easy, and I was relaxed the whole time. I didn't even have to push-- he slid down the birth canal in one contraction and the whole things actually felt...good.
I contributed the easy birthing to all the yoga, meditation, massage, diet, and the daily Kegels I did throughout the pregnancy. But do you think a fast birth like that can weaken the vagina so much? My first birth was 9 hours altogether, with lots of unnecessary pushing, and my vagina certainly didn't feel like this afterwards. I remember it felt normal about 6 weeks later, when I had sex again.
My midwife suggested that I go to a physical therapist who specializes in pelvic health if I feel this concerned. So she referred one to me, but the lady charges $200 an hour! I'm not sure when I will be able to afford to see her.
Is there anything else I can do, besides Kegels, to get my vagina back into shape? Has anyone else experienced this? Does it get better with time, or is she permanently this way? Thank you ladies....