Vaginal Rejuvenation and Urinary Incontinence Prevention for Postpartum Women

Childbirth can take a toll on women’s’ bodies and sometimes things don’t return to normal. Typical postpartum conditions that prevail, causing anxiety and discomfort to postnatal women, are vaginal laxity and dryness, loss of sexual sensation and stress urinary incontinence and loss of control.

The Women’s Clinic, a Glasgow-based women-led clinic specialising in women’s intimate wellness, offers a range of advanced rejuvenating treatments to alleviate these conditions and restore quality of life and body confidence.

“We combine a uniquely empathetic approach to treating women’s intimate health issues with highly advanced treatment methods. We’re one of only a few UK clinics using the ground-breaking Intima CO2RE fractional laser, with which we can perform non-surgical vaginal rejuvenation, and we’ve recently adopted Urolon, the new and highly effective treatment for stress incontinence. This is a single treatment with immediate results.”

Amanda Pook, Founder of The Women’s Clinic


The related conditions of postpartum women, which are most commonly treated by The Women’s Clinic are:

Vaginal Laxity

Childbirth can alter the shape and laxity of the vagina. For many women, especially those experiencing multiple vaginal births, they may encounter permanent looseness of the vagina or even prolapse, also referred to as pelvic floor relaxation syndrome (PFRS).

This can be aesthetically unpleasing, damage body confidence and make sexual intercourse less pleasurable.

“Damage caused to the introitus (vaginal entrance) from stretching during childbirth, natural tears or an episiotomy can change the vaginal tightness – external Intima CO2 to the area can restore the tissue, improve any scarring and improve tightness.


“Also Neauvia vaginal filler can be placed in the area to immediately help with the tightening of the entrance, and also help if there is mild prolapse from the posterior vaginal wall. All of this will assist with visible improvement, tissue repair and sensation.”

Amanda Pook, Founder of The Women’s Clinic


Diminished blood flow, lubrication and sensitivity

Postpartum women experience a decrease in estrogen and this can result in vaginal dryness. In fact a recent study showed 43 percent of women reporting vaginal dryness caused by hormone changes 6 months after giving birth.

This should regulate within 6 months of childbirth but sometimes these symptoms persist causing irritation and making resumption of sexual activity difficult and painful.

“Irritation from walking, sport, and intercourse can be painful if the vagina is dry due to hormone changes, and there is an increased risk of UTIs as well as discomfort. The Intima laser can help restore the tissue so that a more natural hydration can occur. 


“The Neauvia Rose gel with growth factors can also assist with comfort in intimate situations as well, as for daily use for increased levels of hydration if discomfort is felt. Vaginal dryness, hormone changes, the birth control pill and other forms of contraception can all cause long term or temporary vaginal dryness, and thus lead to atrophy in later life if left uncorrected.”


Amanda Pook, Founder of The Women’s Clinic


Reduced pelvic floor strength, leading to SUI

When estrogen levels drop during and after the menopause or pergnancy, this can cause pelvic muscles to weaken, reducing bladder support and your ability to hold in urine. This hypo-oestrogenic state can also bring on overactive bladder (OAB) symptoms, like frequent and strong urges to urinate.

“It’s not only menopause, weight gain, or ageing that can cause this issue – just one pregnancy can cause a lifetime of weak pelvic control.


“However one to three Intima Vaginal rejuvenation laser treatments, administered four month postpartum, can ensure that this is corrected. After this, one maintenance treatment per year is advised. If the bladder is causing more permanent lifestyle issues then the Urolon procedure for Stress Urinary Incontinence could be the answer to control the bladder and prevent leakage.”


Amanda Pook, Founder of The Women’s Clinic


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