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Pregnancy and prenatal care

I’m scared of going to the toilet after having my baby?

It is common for women to experience fear or anxiety when it comes to using the bathroom after giving birth. This can be due to pain or discomfort in the perineal area (the area between the vagina and anus) from tearing or an episiotomy (a surgical cut made during delivery to widen the vaginal opening). It can also be due to fear of bleeding or other complications. It’s important to talk to your healthcare provider about any concerns or pain you may be experiencing, and ask for guidance on how to properly care for yourself postpartum. Gentle exercises such as kegels and pelvic tilts may also help to alleviate discomfort and strengthen the muscles in the perineal area.