Newborn babies can bring a wealth of joy for new mothers, yet pregnancy and childbirth can also have their share of negative side effects. This can include vaginal dryness. Many new mothers are reluctant to speak about this topic.
What are the symptoms of vaginal dryness after childbirth?
Women affected by vaginal dryness experience an unpleasant dryness in the genital area. The vagina normally releases a fluid that helps protect women against the friction caused during sexual intercourse or other activities such as exercising. If oestrogen levels are low, then fluid production is reduced. This causes the vaginal tissue to become thinner, much more sensitive and less elastic.
Symptoms of vaginal dryness include an itching or burning sensation in the genital area. In addition, the vagina can also become more susceptible to vaginal infection or urinary tract infections as a result of these changes.
Changing hormone levels are a cause of vaginal dryness. Oestrogen levels decrease after pregnancy as a woman's body begins to transition back into a "non-pregnant" state. Prolactin, the breastfeeding hormone that is produced when nursing, also affects oestrogen levels. All of these factors lead to reduced oestrogen levels after childbirth. This, in turn, can trigger vaginal dryness.
New mothers are often completely preoccupied with the needs of their babies and the accompanying new responsibilities. That's why many simply put up with vaginal dryness. But that doesn't have to be the case. Personal lubricants can offer a helpful means of relieving these symptoms.
The solution – personal lubricants to alleviate vaginal dryness
Although many only use personal lubricants during intercourse, they can also be helpful in moisturising the genital area in general, contributing to the relief of the symptoms associated with vaginal dryness. If low oestrogen levels are the cause of the fluid imbalance in the genital area, then regularly applying a personal lubricant can help to moisturise the dry mucosa.
Silicone- and water-based personal lubricants from pjur med
pjur med offers the highest quality personal lubricants for the relief of vaginal dryness. Silicone-based and water-based personal lubricants promote natural moisture levels – even after childbirth.
pjur med silicone-based lubricants are free of preservatives, dermatologically tested and ensure a long-lasting lubrication. They are suitable for daily use in the highly sensitive genital mucosa area. pjur med offers the silicone-based personal lubricants pjur med PREMIUM glide and pjur med SOFT glide.
Water-based personal lubricants from pjur med are made purely of natural and nature-identical ingredients. pjur med REPAIR glide, pjur med SENSITIVE glide, pjur med VEGAN glide and pjur med NATURAL glide ensure gentle lubrication. Their natural ingredients also make them suitable for women with highly sensitive mucosa.
Personal lubricants can be used to relieve vaginal dryness during the transitional period until the body has regulated its hormone levels again. Hormone levels should normalise within three to six months. If the symptoms of vaginal dryness persist, consult a medical professional. There could be other causes behind the symptoms.