Vaginal dryness is common during pregnancy, postpartum and when breastfeeding.
Vaginal Dryness During Pregnancy
It’s common to experience increased lubrication and discharge when you are pregnant. However, some women suffer from vaginal dryness during pregnancy. When you are pregnant, hormone levels change at a dramatic rate, which can result in dryness and/or irritation.
Another common reason for vaginal dryness during pregnancy is the fact that many women experience a lack of libido which means that less lubrication is produced during sex. In both cases, you will find that YES OB Plant-Oil Based Lube offers that extra long-lasting glide you need to truly enjoy sex. Using a certified organic lubricant means peace of mind as you are not exposing yourself (and thus your little bundle) to nasty chemicals.
If symptoms persist, you may even use YES VM Vaginal Moisturiser.
Please note: if you have symptoms of vaginal itching, burning or odour, you should get it checked to rule out vaginal infections.
Vaginal Dryness After Childbirth
Congratulations on the arrival of your little angel(s)! As you adapt to your role as a new mum, your body has to bring itself into a state of balance too. Your oestrogen levels drop, making vaginal dryness after childbirth a common and natural condition because oestrogen is responsible for regenerating vaginal tissues and regulating moisture levels. A reduction in oestrogen equals a reduction in these processes which, in turn results in thinning tissues that are less elastic and much more sensitive. You may experience a burning or itching sensation and uncomfortable vaginal dryness after childbirth. What’s more, you may do so not only during intercourse, but also during daily activities like exercising or even walking. It usually takes the body about 3 to 6 months to sort out hormone levels.
However, there is no need to endure any discomfort. If your symptoms affect daily activities as mentioned above, YES Vaginal Moisturiser is a great option since it offers long-lasting relief and keeps rehydrating tissues as needed.
If vaginal dryness purely affects your love life, you can look after your intimate area with YES Personal Lubricants. If you rely on condoms for contraception, please note that YES OB Oil-Based Lube is NOT condom-compatible. You can safely use their water-based product.
Breastfeeding and Vaginal Dryness
When breastfeeding, your body releases the hormone prolactin (hormone for producing milk) which influences already-dropped oestrogen levels. This can further contribute to vaginal dryness.
Using YES lubricants means you are not exposing your body to unwanted chemicals or silicone products and thus won’t pass them on to bubs through your breastmilk.