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Viva La Vulva

Perineal Massage Oil

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Viva La Vulva Perineal Massage Oil is an all-natural must-try for any new mama-to-be.

Your perineum is the firm muscle tissue between the vulva and anus. Massaging the perineal area from 34 weeks onwards can support blood flow to the area, help the perineal skin be in prime condition for stretching during birthing! Think of perineal massage like a warm up for your perineum to help with the big day, mentally and physically.

Benefits of perineal massage:
  • Helps prepare the perineum for birth by increasing elasticity. 
  • May help to reduce the risk of tearing and episiotomy.
  • Can help with scar tissue from previous births.
  • Increases blood flow to the area preparing skin tissues.
  • May help mama relax and mentally prepare for birth. 
  • If you have any medical conditions it might pay to talk to your LMC (Lead Maternity Carer) before starting perineal massage. 
  • Do not try a perineal massage if you think you may have a vaginal infection and avoid it if your waters have broken. It’s always best to consult with you LMC before trying if you have any concerns.
  • In the unlikely event that irritation occurs, please discontinue use. 
To use: 

A great time to begin perineal massage is around or after 34 weeks. It’s good to try massaging your perineum 2-3 times a week (or more if you feel comfortable doing so) for about 3-4mins at a time.

It’s best to massage the perineum immediately after a bath or shower as the blood vessels in the area are already dilated, making your perineum more stretchy and more comfy to massage. The idea is to get the tissue and muscle used to stretching which will help ease the pain as your baby moves down the cervix and crowns. At first, this may feel a little uncomfortable, (perhaps a slight burning sensation) but this should improve after a few massages.

Having had a shower/bath and washed your hands, grab your massage oil. Find a position where you are able to reach your perineum. You could try:
  • Reaching hands in front of you or behind you.
  • Leaning back with your legs apart with cushions supporting your back.
  • On your side with cushions supporting your leg at the knee.
  • With one leg up on a support i.e. a small stool.
Pop some massage oil on your hands and rub them together. Start by applying the oil to your perineal area to lubricate, gently massaging around the internal and external perineal region. Making sure your thumbs/fingers are well-lubricated, place your thumb or finger up to your first finger/thumb knuckle into your vagina and use it to gently stretch the perineum wall out to each side. Think of this as 3 o’clock and 9 o’clock for positioning. Remember to start slowly!

Holding this position/action start stretching outward (towards your hips), slowly sweep down to 6 o’clock (towards the anus) with each hand on each side and then back to 3 o’clock. Continue to sweep in this motion, for about 3-4 minutes. You can use your breath to guide you. As you breathe out apply pressure. On the in-breath sweep your fingers along and remember to relax your jaw as this relaxes your perineum. 

As you feel more comfortable you can try increasing the pressure and push back towards the anus. You will feel a stretch in the muscles around the vagina, which may tingle and burn a little when you start but this sensation should ease and it should not be painful. Try to fit this massage into your weekly routine and aim to do it twice a week.
Vitis Vinifera seed oil 
Prunus Armeniaca kernel oil
Calendula officinalis flower extract
Persia Americana seed oil
Simmondsia chinensis seed oil
Tocopherol acetate
  • Prepares perineum for birth by supporting circulation
  • Primes the perineum for stretching during birthing
  • Can support those with scar tissue from previous births
  • May help mama relax & mentally prepare for birth

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