Why am I so dry down there after pregnancy?

How long does postpartum dryness last?

Less interest in sex or even pain at penetration might seem normal after giving birth. Vaginal dryness though? Yep, it’s normal, too. Believe it or not, in one 2018 study of 832 postpartum women, 43 percent reported vaginal dryness 6 months after giving birth, so if you experience it, you’re far from alone.

Why I don’t get wet after having a baby?

After giving birth, your body’s hormone levels need to readjust to their pre-pregnancy state. This readjustment can reduce your sex drive and sexual response. For instance, women who breastfeed have lower estrogen levels, which can lead to vaginal dryness.

Does vaginal dryness go away after birth?

Luckily, you’re not doomed to having a dry vagina for the rest of your life—Dr. Greves says it typically gets better once you stop nursing, if you’re breastfeeding, or with time.

How do you fix postpartum dryness?

There are two main ways to help with or treat vaginal dryness: lubricants and estrogen therapy.

  1. Topical, short-term solutions: Using vaginal moisturizers and lubricants can help relieve vaginal dryness and painful sexual intercourse. …
  2. Estrogen therapy: Estrogen therapy is a long-term solution to vaginal dryness.

Does Progesterone make you dry?

Vaginal dryness is a hormonal side effect of some birth control methods that contain the hormones estrogen or progesterone.

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