The ability to give birth is one of life’s greatest miracles, and a source of strength and power to many women. Unfortunately, it can also be where vaginal health problems begin. Tearing during childbirth can damage the muscles, weakening the vagina and causing incontinence and other issues. Women who have instrumental deliveries are particularly vulnerable.
One of the most common side effects of giving birth is called stress incontinence. This is the tendency to leak small quantities of urine when running, bouncing, sneezing, or doing other activities that put strain on the bladder.
In addition to stress incontinence, many women find that their vaginas feel weaker, less smooth, and less familiar with age. Just as the skin on your face can begin sagging, the skin and muscles of the vagina can change. Laser therapy can restore your vagina to its former youthful glory.