Get Your Confidence Back After Childbirth

Our body is designed to bring our children into the world, but it goes through tremendous changes afterwards. Here’s how to tackle them to feel confident and beautiful!

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Our body is designed to bring our children into the world, but it goes through tremendous changes afterwards. Here’s how to tackle them to feel confident and beautiful!
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After nurturing a baby for nine months, a woman’s body goes through several physical changes. While some of these changes go away fairly quickly after childbirth, others may linger for a long time, or even end up being permanent. We take a look at some of the changes you can expect, and how to cope with them:

You experience weight gain

If you’ve got that postpartum “mum pouch” that just refuses to go away, you may have diastasis recti (a separation of the abdominal walls). This is a common condition experienced by women who have had kids, and while it usually takes the uterus around six to eight weeks to return to its normal size, this stubborn belly bulge is more than that. A sensible diet and targeted exercises can help: Talk to an experienced trainer about diastasis recti exercises to try at home.

Your vagina may stretch and change in appearance

While your stretched lady bits usually shrink back after childbirth, it’s not uncommon for women to have looser vaginas, which may affect sexual pleasure during intercourse. The labia (commonly referred to as the “lips”) can also increase in size after having a vaginal delivery, resulting in discomfort and irritation during exercise or sex. Vaginal rejuvenation procedures, like Ultra Femme 360, can be a non-surgical option to help restore a woman’s self confidence and potentially enhance sexual pleasure. Using radio frequency to target the labia and vaginal canal, the procedure uses focused thermal energy to stimulate the production of collagen, encouraging blood flow to the area. The treatment aims to help tighten and raise the labia, while giving it a more pinkish and youthful appearance. It also helps decrease the diameter of the vaginal opening and canal, and helps improve natural sensation and lubrication.

You suffer from urinary incontinence

Vaginal looseness can also bring about physical inconveniences such as stress incontinence – a condition that some women develop after giving birth. Due to weakened pelvic floor muscles, they struggle with bladder control while laughing, coughing or sneezing, especially when the muscles that control the release of urine and support the bladder become weak. Says Dr Tan Wang Theng of Moyem Medical Aesthetics, “The Ultra Femme 360’s elegant treatment design offers a painless and simple non-invasive solution to many issues affecting women’s wellness. On average, my patients opt to receive three quick no-downtime treatments, and they have experienced improvement, often after just a single session.”

You have stretch marks

During pregnancy, your skin may stretch rapidly due to a growing baby and weight gain. This causes the elastic fibres under the surface of the skin to break, resulting in stretch marks on your breasts, tummy, and buttocks. While they don’t disappear completely, professional stretch mark laser treatments, or the BTL X-Wave shockwave therapy treatment, may help to diminish their appearance over time.

Taking an advanced approach to improving women’s intimate health, the Ultra Femme 360 is an innovative nonsurgical alternative to vaginoplasty and labiaplasty. It helps restore your birth canal and labia area to a more youthful state with the Exilis Ultra 360 system, which has a 360-degree applicator for internal and external treatment. It’s designed to be comfortable, so patients can relax during the eight-minute procedure. Normal activity can also be resumed immediately after.