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Painful ladyparts in early pregnancy

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I am 6 weeks pregnant.  Since having sex 5 days ago, my inner labia have been very ouchy--toilet paper feels like sandpaper!!  Although I began feeling a little bit dry midway through sex, I didn't think it was any big deal; now I wish I had insisted on some extra lubrication.  I'm surprised it's taking so long to recover.  Is this because of pregnancy?  Is there something I can do to soothe it?  I've been putting on a little coconut oil because it makes the burning stop so that I can tolerate ordinary friction with my clothes.  Now it only bothers me when I use the bathroom or wash; haven't tried further sexual activity.

 

Any help or reassurance would be much appreciated!

post #2 of 4
Totally normal for hormonal surges due to pregnancy to dry you out. I would try a little vaseline, aquaphor, or runner's anti-chafe (such as body glide) to help the healing along. If the burning is accompanied by inflammation, you can also use a little hydrocortisone around the labia for relief.
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I'd recommend coconut oil to soothe you, and it also makes good lube so you might try using that next time ;) Store bought lube makes me burn...

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Thanks!  I am beginning to feel better and will be more careful going forward.  I don't remember having this problem in previous pregnancies....

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