You won’t see any stark difference in your vagina after giving birth. That’s because the vagina is designed for childbirth, and it stretches to accommodate a baby passing through it. It is true, however, that immediately after giving birth, it is normal and common to experience certain changes such as urinary incontinence, vaginal dryness, or pain during intercourse. These occur due to weakened pelvic floor muscles and hormonal changes.
When you think of tightening your vagina after birth, what you’re really asking for is strengthening your pelvic floor muscles which become weak during labour and childbirth. For this, Kegel exercises is a good option. To do it, first, pick a position for your exercise. Many prefer lying on their back for Kegels. Next, tighten your pelvic floor muscles. Hold the contraction for five seconds, and then relax then for another five seconds. Repeat this step at least five times in a row.
While you may not notice any major change in the appearance of your vagina after delivery, it is highly unlikely that your vagina will return to its exact pre-birth shape. However, this should not be a cause for concern as there are ways to strengthen the muscles around your bladder and vagina. You can consider doing some pelvic floor exercises such as Kegel exercises that help tone the vaginal muscles.