During childbirth, the muscles of the vagina are subjected to tremendous stress, stretching and pulling, thus tearing the vagina and allowing your baby to come out smoothly. But the doctor is suturing and the wound takes a little over a week to heal.
In the first weeks after delivery, the vaginal muscles relax and weaken.. Air easily gets in and gets trapped there. Especially when you move forward, pressing on your lower abdomen, the trapped air pushes itself out with a low noise that can be clearly heard by people sitting near you, causing great embarrassment for your inability to control it.
Trapped vaginal air feels more like air bubbles inside you and can come out when you least expect it. It is extremely frustrating to feel that there is nothing you can do to control it. It usually tends to resolve on its own after your vaginal muscle has healed and regained its former elasticity a few weeks after delivery. However, vaginal air can be prevented if adequate care is taken by the new mother in the postpartum period.
In ancient times in India, a new mother had to go through a 40-day traditional postpartum confinement period, where she was given a special diet to increase lactation, hot oil massages, baths, and a long period of rest and sleep. During this time, a new mother was confined to her room with her baby, spent her time breastfeeding her baby after birth, and strengthened the mother-infant bond. A new mother has been kept happy and well cared for by a host of loving relatives, which is crucial to alleviating postpartum depression and anxiety.
Expert advice from the older women of the house on dealing with a variety of postpartum issues such as convulsions, blood clots, vaginal pain, bowel movements, painful breastfeeding, hair loss, stretch marks and vaginal air was adhered to and appropriate methods were used to combat them. The methods have been tried, tested and stood the test of time because women rarely suffered from postpartum problems at that time and continued to live long and healthy lives despite giving birth to several children.
Fast forward to the present era when a new mother quickly returns to her old routine after giving birth, eager to prove her ability to meet the demands and challenges of motherhood, leading to postpartum problems, especially vaginal gas. His body is deprived of the rest and sleep it deserves and he has to pay the price for negligence and indifferent attitude. It cannot be stressed that a new mother should take preventive measures to prevent vaginal gas and harmoniously balance the five body elements such as earth, water, fire, air and ether.
You can learn more about preventative measures to prevent vaginal gas through my blog at http://yourkidandyou.blogspot.in/ and a number of other postpartum problems faced by a new mother and their simple solutions.