Pee happens, and if you’ve given birth vaginally, it’s known that you’re very likely to have unexpected “accidents” here and there for more than a year after your baby is born. No matter how much you practice those Kegel exercises your doctor talks to you about, it’s bound to happen mid sneeze, laugh or jog. It’s not the loveliest of occurrences, but it’s completely normal.
According to a Fit Pregnancy article: “Most cases resolve in the first year after birth. However, five years after delivery, one-third to one-half of women report some degree of spritzing; 10 percent to 20 percent of women report having leakage that they consider ‘socially bothersome.’”
Dr. Rebecca Nelken, who we recently discovered through some of our contacts and an article on Gwyneth Paltrow’s lifestyle site, goop, is a mother, pioneering uro-gynecologist, and assistant clinical professor of OB-GYN at USC. But, most importantly, she wants to help women reclaim their sexuality and body confidence through—get this—an easy, outpatient procedure. She looks to ThermiVa, a vaginal tightening treatment that uses radiofrequency energy to heat tissue to rejuvenate collagen. It’s only 30 minutes and so gentle that “sexual relations can be resumed the same day,” says Dr. Nelken. Only three sessions are recommended and results last for about 9 to 12 months. Pretty cool development, right? You can learn more about it here.