HELP: "My private part is too tight"

By Faeza
11 May 2017

Anonymous from Soweto writes:

I had a natural birth and my private part became too tight after giving birth. My husband

complains every time he penetrates me. I can’t walk properly the next day after having sex. Now making love is a nightmare for both of us. Please help.

Dr Eve responds:

Obviously, your problem is as a result of your childbirth experience. This means you

have to get back to the health workers who delivered your baby. It sounds as if you had an episiotomy during your delivery. This is a very common procedure with natural childbirth: the doctor cuts your private part through to your anus to allow the baby to be born. The doctor then sews up the cut. This procedure is usually done if a woman’s private part tears during delivery. With either a cut or a tear, the doctor can sew up a woman too tightly afterwards, but this problem can easily be fixed