You’re a new mom, congratulations! You’ve been through the rollercoaster journey of your pregnancy experience. The highs, lows and everything in between that resulted in you creating an amazing little human!
Now that your experience moves from having carried that human in your tummy to caring for them and ensuring their health and happiness it’s very easy to forget about yourself mom! While this little humans needs are on your mind 24/7 (food, water, nappies, school fees, university!…Woah slow down!) remember that while you’re focusing all your efforts on their health and happiness you must remember to take the time to look after yourself and your needs as well.
It is important to understand the effects pregnancy and childbirth have had on your health, more specifically your vaginal health, and the steps you can take to get your vagina happy again. When considering the obvious physiological changes pregnancy has had on your body, you now hopefully are taking self-care measures to get your body back to its happy healthy self. Whether it’s considering how and when to start exercising again, to perineal and breast care.
The physiological changes in pregnancy are brought about by hormonal changes1. Oestrogen and Progesterone are the main pregnancy hormones2. Oestrogen is also the hormone that plays a key role in vaginal health3. Since Oestrogen levels increase during pregnancy, the decreased post pregnancy levels could alter the pH levels inside your vagina and could further put you at greater risk of vaginal infections3, 4.
An important aspect of your self-care routine should focus on your vaginal health and your pH levels. By including GynaGuard into your daily routine you can be confident that you’re one step closer to a happier vagina.
Using normal foam or bubble bath might cause irritation and discomfort5. GynaGuard’s Fragrance Free Foam Bath, is soap and colourant free and can help to reduce the risk of dryness and irritation. The probiotic formula helps soothe, hydrate and protect your vagina6.
GynaGuard’s vaginal capsules can be used to re-establish an ideal pH level for enhanced comfort7. The probiotics in the vaginal capsules also play an important role in preventing candida overgrowth.
When you are at the point of being ready to be intimate with your partner post pregnancy you may experience vaginal dryness in the moment8. Using vaginal moisturisers can be a quick, easy way to combat vaginal dryness when the moment calls for it. GynaGuard’s Lubricating Moisturising gel enhances natural lubrication, is fragrance free and pH balanced9 and will enable you to relax and enjoy life’s intimate moments.
Altered pH levels can also put you at an increased risk of infections10 and Candidiasis (Thrush) is common during or post pregnancy11. That’s why you should include GynaGuard’s control range of products which are suitable to help restore and control vaginal pH balance, while soothing discomfort and irritation7, 9, 12.
All in all, being a new mom is tough enough! By using GynaGuard’s control range of products you can stress less about the little intimate details and trust that you are clean and healthy, leaving you confident to be the best mom you can be!
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1 Physiological Changes during Pregnancy, Physiopedia, [8 October 2020], https://www.physiopedia.com/Physiological_changes_during_pregnancy#
2 What Bodily Changes can you expect during pregnancy? 2017. Healthline, [2 October 2020] https://www.healthline.com/health/pregnancy/bodily-changes-during#hormonal-changes
3 Holland, K. 4 Benefits of Estrogen Therapy, 2017. Healthline, [2 October 2020] https://www.healthline.com/health/womens-health/benefits-of-estrogen#vaginal-health
4 Schneidel, B. 17 mind blowing ways your body changes after giving birth, 2018. Today’s Parent [2 October 2020] https://www.todaysparent.com/baby/postpartum-care/mind-blowing-ways-your-body-changes-aftergiving-birth/#
5 Gor HB. Vaginitis. Medscape. [cited 2020 Sep 10]; Available from:https://emedicine.medscape.com/article/257141-print
6 GynaGuard pH Balanced Foam bath fragrance free product packaging
7 GynaGuard Vaginal Capsules Product Summary Leaflet
8 York, M.S and Crider, C. Postpartum Vaginal Dryness, 2020. Healthline [2 October 2020] https://www.healthline.com/health/postpartum-vaginal-dryness#
9 GynaGuard Lubricating Moisturising Gel Product Summary Leaflet
10 Goje O. Overview of Vaginal Infections. MSD Manual Consumer Version. [10 September 2020]; https://www.msdmanuals.com/home/women-s-health-issues/vaginal-infections-and-pelvicinflammatory-disease/overview-of-vaginal-infections#
11 Goje, O. Vaginal Yeast Infections. MSD Manual Consumer Versions. [19 November 2020] https://www.msdmanuals.com/home/women-s-health-issues/vaginal-infections-and-pelvic-inflammatorydisease/vaginal-yeast-infection-candidiasis
12 GynaGuard Ultimate Intimate Wash Product Summary Leaflet
GynaGuard® Vaginal Capsules. Each vaginal capsule contains Lactobacillus gasseri DSM14869; Lactobacillus rhamnosus DSM 14870 (Total count: 0,2 x 109 CFU). Health Supplement. This unregistered medicine has not been evaluated by the SAHPRA for its quality, safety or intended use. Consult your doctor, pharmacist or other healthcare professional for advice before using Gynaguard® Vaginal Capsules.
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