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How can I help prevent vaginal dryness after childbirth?

Hilda Y. Hutcherson, MD
OBGYN (Obstetrics & Gynecology)

As estrogen levels drop after pregnancy, you may experience vaginal dryness, a problem that can be compounded if you’re breast­feeding by rising levels of the hormone prolactin. Try using a personal lubricant like the to add moisture to dry vaginal tissues.


 

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