like your sex life during pregnancy, your sex life after pregnancy
is up to personal preference, and cannot be predicted. Most of
the time, your provider will recommend that you wait at least a
after birth to resume having sex—many practitioners still recommend
six weeks. Of course, this depends on your body’s healing process—if
you still experience pain, or if you still have lochia, you should
wait until your body is ready before having sex. The timeframe is
up to each individual’s body, and it may take longer or shorter
than six weeks. The general recommendation of six weeks is the average
time it takes for your uterus to resume its pre-pregnancy position.
Sex before this repositioning will increase your chance for infection.
your provider tells you it’s okay to start having sex
again, the results may be disconcerting, or they may be great.
Some women feel that their libido and ability to enjoy sex after
is diminished for a while. The constant preoccupation with the
infant is only one cause of many, including physical exhaustion,
pain, milk leakage, hormones and fear of pain or damage. Some women
feel the complete opposite, and are very into sex after giving
birth, namely because of an engorged vaginal region. Either way,
can expect it to take some time for your sexuality to be “back
to normal.” Communicate with your husband or partner and
panic or get frustrated, just be patient and make sure your partner
understands what you’re going through.
you might want to resume use of birth control to postpone a repeat
performance of what you just went through.
Talk with your provider about the best method for you, most will
a low-dose pill that can be used while you’re breastfeeding.
You will need to get refitted for a diaphragm if
that is what you prefer, and a condom is a safe option. If you
are breastfeeding, you shouldn’t resume your birth control
pill until after you are finished lactating. Talk with your provider
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