Misinformation about the female body is nothing new, and for whatever reason the idea that of vaginal looseness is still a thing. Do you know fact from fiction on this particular topic? Learning some of the myths about loose vaginas after baby will help you maintain a realistic viewpoint about your body during this time. Because chances are, you'll be fine down there.
Although it may not sound like a big deal, these myths and misconceptions about looseness can play out in real, serious ways. Some women may spend a lot of time worrying about their post-baby vagina, how it will impact other areas of their life (i.e. sex). That's a lot to weigh on your mind when you're tasked with bringing new life into the world.
The truth is, yes, childbirth can indeed cause a vagina to stretch a bit. (How else would the baby get out?) But as noted in What To Expect, a whole host of factors, from your genetics to the size of your baby, influence just how much stretching your vagina will experience during this time. But in general, no one else will be able to tell whether a woman has experienced vaginal birth afterward (aside from trained medical professionals, but that's literally their job). Check out these myths and remember that change is not necessarily a bad thing.