Reasons Behind Dryness After Childbirth

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Pregnancy brings many changes with it and it goes without saying that the lady parts take a lots of stress both during pregnancy and also during childbirth.

The obvious reason behind many pregnancy-related physiological changes is hormonal action. One uncomfortable bodily change is dryness down there post pregnancy.

Also Read: Changes In Periods After Delivery

Dryness may not be a major issue but it could make it tough to enjoy intimacy. Here are some more facts about this condition.


Fact #1

Estrogen and progesterone levels peak during pregnancy and dip immediately after childbirth. Estrogen levels drop more during the breastfeeding stage.


Fact #2

Are you wondering why estrogen dip has to be blamed for the dryness?

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Well, estrogen has its own role in boosting blood flow to the privates and enhancing the lubrication down there. So, dipping estrogen could cause dryness, hot flashes and even night sweats in some.


Fact #3

Another condition that could dry up the lady parts is postpartum thyroiditis. This could occur due to inflammation of the thyroid during childbirth. What happens if thyroid gets inflamed?

It affects the production of thyroid. How to know? Well, if symptoms like depression, irritability, weight gain and dryness are experienced, then consult your doctor to confirm whether it is inflammation of thyroid.


Fact #4

How long will the problem persist? Well, things may reach to the normal stage after stopping breastfeeding.

Also Read: Urinary Incontinence After Childbirth


Fact #5

If you wish to try home remedies to get rid of the dryness, you can work with your diet. Firstly, drink water and hydrate your body all the time. And then your diet needs to have omega 3 fatty acids and proteins.


Fact #6

Get enough of fatty acids which can help in lubricating your lady parts. Salmon, tuna, sunflower seeds, pumpkin and sesame seeds are good sources.

Also Read: Why Love Making After Childbirth Is Passionate?


Fact #7

Foods like celery, nuts, apples, cherries, soy and legumes contain isoflavones which regulate estrogen levels in your body. Add them to your diet. Good food and proper hydration can surely work well.

Read more about: child, pregnancy, childbirth, mother, women, hormones
Story first published: Thursday, April 20, 2017, 12:43 [IST]
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