Postnatal Care


During your stay in hospital Dr Metawa will visit you each day to ensure that you and your baby are progressing as expected.

Both North Gosford Private and Gosford District Hospitals provide services in the immediate postnatal period – to educate and support you and your partner with your new baby.

Both North Gosford Private and Gosford District Hospital offer excellent options for learning about how to care for your baby, also providing a home service.

Dr Metawa recommends seeing you and your baby 6 weeks after the delivery of your baby – or sooner if required. Post natal (Baby Blues) is often common after giving birth.

The “postnatal or baby blues” refers to a range of feelings you may experience between the third and tenth day after your baby is born. The “blues” are very common, with more than 80% of new mothers experiencing them.
The feelings you may experience include being tearful, irritable, mood changes, fatigue, anxiety and feelings of sadness or loneliness.

These feelings are thought to be caused by a number of factors, including sudden changes in hormone levels after childbirth, unexpected discomfort from breast engorgement and birth pain, adjustment to parenthood and sleep deprivation.

These feelings should disappear after a few days and no specific treatment is required, apart from recognition, empathy and support from family and friends. However, if these feelings persist for longer than two weeks, your symptoms are worsening or prolonged you may have Postnatal depression and need further help. You should contact Dr Metawa.

Your 6 week follow-up will involve, a check of your general well being, body weight, making sure your body is healing the way it should be, Pap smear & discussion of future contraception.

Post-natal MonaLisa Touch

What happens to the vaginal walls after childbirth?

The most common short and long term effect after vaginal delivery is vaginal wall laxity, prolapse and urine incontinence. Childbirth stretches the vaginal skin and the birth canal. Giving birth is also associated with vaginal and perineal tears, scarring and more importantly vaginal atrophy, reducing both tone and strength of the vaginal walls. An overstretched vagina, can lead to urinary incontinence, reduce friction and sensation during intercourse for both partners. Women may also have trouble keeping tampons in place and may encounter gas-like noises during intercourse. For some women, sexual intercourse can be painful from dryness and scaring.

Vaginal tightening after childbirth

Tightening of the muscles and sphincters gives better control over contraction strength, resulting in heightened sexual enjoyment and eliminates undesirable effects such as prolapse and urinary incontinence. In most situations, the benefits of vaginal tightening kegel exercises are limited, especially for women who have had multiple children. Conversely, when vaginal tightening with the Monalisa Touch (V2LR) is performed, especially on young women after labour, the effects can dramatically strengthening and improve elasticity of the vagina, allowing minimization of damage suffered during the next labour.

Regenerate the most intimate area after childbirth naturally, quickly and safely

If you have just given birth, suffering from vaginal wall laxity or atrophic Vulvo vaginitis. You can now look forward to reclaiming your confidence, comfort and most of all, your femininity. The MonaLisa Touch, known technically as V2LR (Vulvovaginal Laser Reshaping) is a non-surgical and pain free laser treatment for vaginal rejuvenation: the main benefit of this treatment is to improve the quality, strength and health of the vaginal wall. This unique technology, being the only laser system to merge Fractional CO2 Laser and Radiofrequency is the new frontier in vulvo-vaginal treatments that gently stimulates the production of collagen of the vaginal wall tissue to improve functionality and restore proper blood flow without producing any harmful side effects.

Vaginal laxity is more common than you think

Vaginal Atrophy is a significant health issue affecting half of all women in their lifetime. Many women who undergo vaginal rejuvenation with the MonaLisa Touch (V2LR) experience:

  • Better relationship with their partner
  • Improved sexual performance
  • Improved confidence
  • Enhanced sex drive
  • Enhanced reproductive health

Key Points to remember

  • Vaginal Atrophy is a significant health issue after child birth and for postmenopausal women
  • Vaginal Atrophy has implications on the female sexual response cycle and can negatively impact overall sexual function
  • Women often suffer in silence with this condition as a result of not knowing treatment is available
  • Gentle and effective treatment such as the MonaLisa Touch is available and should be used

When MonaLisa touch can be preformed after childbirth

Women should make an appointment from 6 weeks postnatal.

MonaLisa Touch (V2LR) is a non-ablative, safe and highly effective laser that tightens vaginal muscles after being stretched from childbirth or simply through the natural ageing process.
Talk to Dr Metawa today to book your appointment!

Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks.
Before proceeding, you should seek  a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.