I gave birth 3 weeks ago and was wondering when my episiotomy wound will fully heal? Thanks for your help! Audrey-Anne

‘ai accouché depuis 3 semaines et je me demandais quand ma plaie d’épisiotomie guérira complètement? Merci de m’éclairer, Audrey-Anne

Excellent question, Audrey-Anne. In fact, you should expect at least 6-8 weeks for the healing process to be complete. I strongly suggest that you either see your doctor or a physiotherapist who specialises in the pelvic floor to learn about massage techniques for your wound. If you massage it at the right time, it will help break up the adhesions that may have formed and facilitate fuller healing of the tissues. You can also ask your partner to do it as it is easier for them to see the exact spot to massage. Over time, you will have less discomfort during sexual relations.

C’est une bonne question Audrey-Anne. En fait, il faut compter au moins 6 à 8 semaines pour que le processus cicatriciel soit plus complet. Je te conseille fortement de consulter soit ton médecin ou une physiothérapeute spécialisée en plancher pelvien

Additionally, since an episiotomy further weakens the pelvic floor, you may want to get evaluated by a physiotherapist. They can advise you how to strengthen your structures in the right way for the best possible recovery. You will have acted proactively to prevent complications during a future pregnancy and for the rest of your life, as age also weakens the pelvic floor.

Take care of yourself, Audrey-Anne!

De plus, puisque l’épisiotomie affaiblit encore plus le plancher pelvien,

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