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Vaginal Rejuvenation Awareness Day

Updated on April 26, 2010

The first Annual Vaginal Rejuvenation Day: Friday 30th of April 2010.

Having a baby is a period of joy for most women, however in some cases having a baby can also be the start of very uncomfortable and embarrassing problems such as urinary incontinence, lack of sexual pleasure and disfigurement of the vagina due to the destructive effect that vaginal childbirth can have in a woman’s birth canal. Unfortunately, the problem often goes ignored because women are embarrassed to talk to their doctors and partners about the effects that childbirth had in their vaginas. This is why in an effort to support mother’s rights Vaginal has announced their first Annual Vaginal Rejuvenation Day which will take place on Friday 30th of April 2010.

The Vaginal rejuvenation awareness day aims to create a place where women feel safe and confident to discuss their gynaecological problems. They are also aiming to bring awareness to the fact that millions of mothers suffer in silence everyday from stress urinary incontinence and bladder or uterine prolapse.

According to Vanessa Scott, vaginal surgery consultant and founder of, "90% of the women I meet with have never talked about this problem with anybody else, not even their husband or partner. I believe that information and knowledge are the first steps to empowering these women."

April 30th, 2010: Vaginal Rejuvenation Awareness Day

How to participate on the 1st Annual Vaginal Rejuvenation Awareness Day

Anybody can participate in the 1st Annual Vaginal Rejuvenation Awareness Day by doing the following:

  1. On Friday, April 30, 2010, visit the Vaginal Rejuvenation site
  2. Click on the links to Vaginal Rejuvenation Awareness Day to:
  • Give your opinion on vaginal rejuvenation.
  • Ask questions about vaginal rejuvenation.
  • Add your responses to our online polls.
  • Share your thoughts and comments.
  • Read what others have written to expand your own understanding.

Vaginal Rejuvenation as a solution to women’s problems

Although Vaginal rejuvenation has been highly publicized as a surgery for having better sex or getting a “designer vagina” it is also a surgical procedure able to solve problems such as Stress urinary incontinence and prolapse issues.  A vaginal rejuvenation procedure can help a woman to regain power of her life allowing her to do normal activities which they cannot do due to their incontinence problems.   Tightening of the vagina and better sex is usually secondary for these women whose main concern is to have a normal life where they can stop wearing incontinence sanitary pads for their everyday routine. 

Laser Vaginal Rejuvenation: Dr. David Matlock (LVR & DLV Founder) explaining the need for vaginal rejuvenation and labiaplasty, describes the surgery

Urinary incontinence

Urinary incontinence is an under-reported and under-diagnosed issue affecting women of all ages. There are several reasons to trigger urinary incontinence but the risk of being stress incontinent increases two to three times following pregnancy and vaginal childbirth.  Statistically, over a third of moms suffer from urinary incontinence right after natural childbirth.  It can take anything between a couple of weeks to several months before a woman regains full control of her bladder. 

According to the Urologic Nursing -June 2008- Stress urinary incontinence is the most common type of incontinence in women of childbearing age because during pregnancy the increased weight of the uterus presses against the bladder and pelvic floor.  In addition, the stress of a vaginal delivery can weaken muscles needed for bladder control. 

Professional Incontinence Trainer (Kegel Exercise)

Risk factors for stress urinary incontinence:

Some of the factors that increase the risk of urinary incontinence in mothers are:

  • Having a vaginal birth
  • Urinary incontinence during pregnancy
  • Having a large baby
  • Having several babies
  • Assisted vaginal delivery particularly with the use of forceps.

What can I do about it?

Apart from going to the toilet often to avoid having a full bladder, regularly using sanitary pads to protect your clothes from urine leaks and practising Kegel exercises you could talk to your doctor about the benefits of vaginal rejuvenation surgery to solve your problem.

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      Jill Grant 

      7 years ago

      Thank You for such interesting information. It would be very important to make sure you went to a doctor who has been trained in these procedures.

    • Anath profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago

      You should not suffer in silence pink umbrella, specially as the solution to your problem is so easy. Don't be shy and consult a specialist who will be able to recommend exercises that you can try alone at home to help solve your problem.

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      the pink umbrella 

      8 years ago from the darkened forest deep within me.

      My son is 18 months old, and embarassing as it is, i still have to watch laughing too know what i mean.

    • Anath profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago

      You are welcome bingskee, I think it is a topic that deserves to be discussed more often; it is not only about cosmetics but about health issues. Vaginal disfigurement can be a source of pain among many other gynaecological troubles.

    • bingskee profile image


      8 years ago from Quezon City, Philippines

      vaginal disfigurement? it never occurred to me that there is such a thing. but thank you for such a nice hub for the v*gina. :-D

    • Anath profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago

      I hope that bringing awareness to the issue can help change things. Probably if more women talk openly about the problem with their doctors and caregivers, things might start changing as they realize it is a widespread problem that affects women in all areas of their life. Thank you for sharing your story it's just me.

      your story is an example of the extremes to which women are taken in order to solve their problems by themselves because they do not get enough -or any- support from their caregivers Faybe. Let's hope things change in the near future.

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      Faye Constantino 

      8 years ago from Florida

      Wow, this is amazing info and such an amazing cause. It's just me is right, if it was men going through it it wouldn't be considered elective surgery. I have been doing kegel exercises since I was pregnant with my first child in 1980. I have cut back on beverages, and eventually ended up feeling dehydrated all the time because of it! I still don't drink enough water, which is very bad, but what can I do?

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      It's just me 

      8 years ago from Alaska

      It makes me angry that this is considered elective surgery. I have had urinary incontinence after the vaginal birth of my 4th child and it became worse after each of the three last births. When I sneeze, cough, laugh, run, exercise, lift anything 30 lbs and over I "leak". I make sure I urinate before I go to bed every night, so I don't accidentally leak after I fall asleep. I don't go anywhere unless I know there is a bathroom nearby. I never leave the house for more than an hour. I have constant weight issues because of it. If men had this problem believe me it wouldn't be considered elective surgery. My quailty of life is "in the toilet."

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      8 years ago

      Must add this

      very important day

      lets do something nice for our vaginas today

      I know I will


    • Anath profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago

      Thank you for your support Pamela and Kimberly, let's spread the word to all those women who are in need of this information to take informed decisions about their bodies and health.

      Yes it is amazing what doctors can do katiem. Thanks for taking the time to read and comment.

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      8 years ago

      Love yoy

      still digging you



    • katiem2 profile image


      8 years ago from I'm outta here

      WOW who knew! Amazing the technology we have today. Good information and very well written. Thanks for the research on this topic. I learned a lot. Thanks and Peace :)

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      Pamela Oglesby 

      8 years ago from Sunny Florida

      Great information for those with incontinence. Good hub.


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