How Can I Take Care of my Vagina After Childbirth?

Having a vaginal birth is an unforgettable event for your genitourinary, reproductive, and neurological systems. You’ll never forget those 9 months leading up to the day you have labor. 

Having one or more vaginal deliveries is an important risk factor for having Vaginal Relaxation Syndrome, where there are alterations when urinating such as urinary incontinence (involuntary discharge of urine), in addition to flaccid vaginal walls that generate little or no friction during vaginal intercourse. Kegel exercises can help and are a good place to start, but in some cases, they are not enough.

Dr. Saldaña | Gynecologist 

There are many alternatives to start taking care of your genital tracts, such as creams, medicines, hormones, lubricants, vaginal lasers, exercises, surgeries, and more. 

Pregnancies and age are two important and common risk factors for suffering from Vaginal Relaxation Syndrome and/or Genitourinary Syndrome.

Sexuality is made to be enjoyed, and there are several therapeutic options that we can use in order to improve it. 

Two of the questions that you will have to answer yourself is:

  • Do I want to treat my genital tract with surgery (invasive) or non-invasively?
  • Do I want the surgery to be on “outside” or “inside”?

SURGERY: Outside: We refer to the hood of the clitoris, the labia minora, labia majora, and perineum.

The options include: 

Labiaplasty of the labia minora: A very common surgery in order to reduce the size or level the shape of the labia minora.

– Labiaplasty of the labia majora: Either removing excess skin to give a firmer appearance or looking for volume again by injecting fatty tissue.

– Clitoral hood plasty: Very often there is a close relationship between the labia minora and the clitoral hood, and perhaps removing excess skin may be a suggestion.

– Plasty of the perineum: It is here in the perineum where Obstetricians make a cut to facilitate the baby’s exit, which is called Episiotomy, and often, a scar that is sometimes not very aesthetic.

SURGERY: Inside:


It refers to the inside of the vaginal canal, where you place the tampon. We know this surgery as Colpoplasty or Vaginoplasty and it consists of reducing the caliber of the interior of the vaginal canal to achieve greater sexual friction.

Rediscover the secret of your femininity with Juliet

ANOTHER ALTERNATIVE: (Non-invasive) LASER Erb-YAG “Juliet” which applies heat to stimulate tissue and vascular restoration in search of a benefit.

Juliet is a second-generation Erb-YAG LASER with benefits for:

– Urinary incontinence

– Lack of vaginal lubrication

– Vaginal tightening

Schedule a Gynecology appointment with us, we would love to meet you, listen to you, and recommend some options that may be of interest to you.

Dr. Javier Saldaña

Dr. Javier Saldaña is a board-certified OBGYN that practices at VIDA Clinic in Tijuana. He specializes in Vaginal Surgery, Laser Vaginal Surgery, Urinary Incontinence & more. He is certified by the Mexican Council of Gynecology & Obstetrics and The Laser Vaginal Rejuvenation Insitute of America en Beverlyhills, Los Angeles, California.