French mothers don’t just have better kids, they have better vaginas too

France wants you, and your vagina, to get back in shape after delivering a baby. Writing from Paris for Slate, American author Claire Lundberg describes her 10 sessions of vaginal re-education after giving birth to a baby girl last November. The courses, fully covered under France’s universal health care system, teach mothers how to regain control of the muscles controlling the vagina, which are strained and overstretched by pregnancy and birth. Lundberg’s hilarious account of her sessions raises a good question: is this just another thing the French do better than North Americans?

This point was raised in the last edition of Maclean’s, in an interview with American journalist Pamela Druckerman (“Why the French are better parents”). Druckerman, who seems to believe everything the French do is better than anything North Americans do, would probably say that the vaginal re-education program is more proof of it. Still, it might be worth reminding all women out there, that Kegel exercises are just as effective, widely available online, and free of charge.

 




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French mothers don’t just have better kids, they have better vaginas too

  1. Having sampled many muscles controlling French vaginas; I concur with this report. lol

  2. “Druckerman, who seems to believe everything the French do is better than anything North Americans do, would probably say that the vaginal re-education program is more proof of it.”

    I and a number of my friends have lived in France for various stretches of time.  One thing we always say quite regularly whenever we return and before we have reaclimatised ourselves to Canada is, “Well in France things are done this way …”

  3. I think if your physician/nurse educator told new moms that they were risking incontinence later in life due to lax muscles….EVERY WOMAN would be looking up those Kegel exercises and doing them…afterall, you can do them sitting in a chair….just squeeze your internal muscles and think of an elevator climbing from one floor to the next, higher and higher…then release and start and again…..the side benefits in the bedroom are just an added plus.

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