What No One Tells You About Post-Childbirth | Denver, CO

Posted: May 1, 2024

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Do you feel your postpartum checkups aren’t properly addressing your needs? There is a lot the female body goes through during and after childbirth, both physically and mentally. If your symptoms are being overlooked, we’re here to tell you your concerns are important, and they deserve to be heard!

We want to help you restore ultimate comfort and confidence in your post-pregnancy life. Here’s what you may experience following childbirth and solutions for relief at Aguirre Specialty Care:

Vaginal looseness

Typically, first-time mothers fully recover vaginal tightness within a few months following a normal vaginal delivery. However, it is common for women who have had multiple vaginal deliveries or experienced trauma during childbirth to struggle with chronic vaginal laxity. This common condition occurs when vaginal tissue becomes stretched out or relaxed and has difficulty re-tightening. You may recognize this loose feeling during intercourse or when putting in a tampon.


  • Morpheus8V. Morpheus8V is a bipolar radiofrequency (RF) microneedling device which provides remarkable internal and exterior vaginal and vulvar tissue tightening and rejuvenation. Through intravaginal tissue remodeling, which prompts new collagen growth, Morpheus8V can address a wide range of post-postpartum concerns such as vaginal scarring, vaginal dryness and lack of sexual sensation.
  • FormaV. Non-invasive tissue remodeling with FormaV helps tighten loose vaginal tissue both internally and externally. FormaV combines uniform volumetric deep heating with temperature control to create a comfortable and safe treatment. In addition to stimulating vaginal tightening, FormaV can enhance muscle tone, relieve muscle pain, improve vaginal dryness, decrease painful sex and boost low libido — all symptoms which can stem from childbirth.

Pelvic pressure

If you experience uncomfortable pelvic pressure following childbirth, you don’t want to wait to seek care. Many times, women consider these physical changes as “normal” until their condition is at an advanced state such as pelvic organ prolapse. This is when the muscles holding your bladder, uterus, vagina and rectum in place become damaged from childbirth trauma, causing the pelvic floor to weaken and those organs to drop down and bulge out of the vagina. In addition to that pelvic pressure, you may experience painful sex, loss of sexual sensation, urinary issues and bowel issues.


  • Kegels. An easy way to strengthen your pelvic floor muscles at home without any special equipment, kegel exercises involve squeezing and releasing your muscles repeatedly to improve your symptoms over time.
  • Biofeedback. This mind-body method measures the electrical activity of your pelvic floor and graphs the results to help you gain better control over certain muscle groups.
  • Surgery. As a fellowship-trained urogynecologist, Dr. Aguirre has decades of expertise and the highest level of training to correct pelvic prolapse with a safe and effective surgical approach.

Urinary or fecal incontinence

When a weakened pelvic floor post-childbirth doesn’t advance to pelvic prolapse, it can manifest in urinary or fecal incontinence. This involuntary leakage of urine or bowel can interfere greatly with all aspects of your daily life, from laughing to exercising to having sex. Fortunately, by strengthening your pelvic floor muscles, you can free yourself from leaks and live a more confident, comfortable life.


  • VTone. Through gentle intravaginal electrical muscle stimulation (EMS) and neuromuscular re-education, VTone’s anatomically shaped applicator helps strengthen weak pelvic floor muscles to treat urge, stress and mixed urinary incontinence.
  • Sacral neuromodulation. InterStim® and Axonics® Therapy help improve pelvic floor muscle and bowel behavior through mild electrical stimulation of the sacral nerves.

For both aesthetic and functional concerns, we proudly offer The Real Mommy Makeover™, a comprehensive surgical procedure that addresses a woman’s entire body. Learn more and get started today by calling 303-322-0500 or requesting a consultation online.