One of my biggest curiosities I had while being pregnant was how giving birth vaginally was going to affect my primary vaginismus.
I narrowed it down to three outcomes: vaginismus improves, vaginismus stays the same, or vaginismus gets worse. It has been over eleven months since I have given birth vaginally with vaginismus and the results for my body have been that my primary vaginismus has stayed the same with a very slight improvement in the penetration department.
When I first found out I was pregnant I was sure that I was going to opt for a cesarean because of my vaginismus. It seemed like the correct choice and I was terrified to put my vagina through the trauma of giving birth. However, one of the doctors told me that she believed all women have a right to deliver vaginally and to not just jump to having a Cesarean, even those of us diagnosed with vaginismus. She recommended that I get an early epidural.
I’ve made it through pregnancy with primary vaginismus and you can too!
There was only a few prenatal appointments in which my vaginismus became an issue, the 8-week visit and the final third trimester appointments. All the other visits were no problem. They consisted of peeing in a cup (towards the end of pregnancy) and having a quick ten-minute chat with the doctor or midwife about how things were going.
When my husband and I first decided that we wanted children, I wondered how we were going to go about it. I knew the first step was going off birth control for a few months but I wasn't sure if I could handle having intercourse or if we should just aim for a splash pregnancy.
For those wondering, it is 100% possible to become pregnant with vaginismus.
Don't know what vaginismus is? I suggest that you take a few moments to scroll to the bottom of this blog & read some quotes that I have gathered from the website Vaginismus.com.
The purpose of this first post is to share my personal experience with discovering vaginismus.
I was diagnosed with primary vaginismus back in 2012.