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Q&A: Having sex after birth?

Do you have to wait a certain amount of time to have sex after you've given birth?

Re: Do you have to wait a certain amount of time to have sex after you've given birth?

The Bump Expert

We’d never stand in the way of love... but wait at least six weeks. It takes your uterus and cervix time to heal (this applies to both vaginal and cesarean deliveries) so getting it on any sooner puts you at risk of infection. (Not to mention pain!) Hold off on intercourse until you get the go-head from your doctor, most likely at your six-week checkup.

Even though penetration is off limits, you can certainly engage in other forms of sexual intimacy before the six week mark. Frankly, though, we doubt you’ll be up for much more than a foot rub and a cuddle. In fact, new moms have been known to tell their mate that sex is forbidden for eight, ten or even twelve weeks postpartum. (We don’t ordinarily condone dishonesty... but all’s fair when you’ve just pushed a beach ball out of your body!)

Paula Kashtan

Q&A: Having sex after birth?

After you've been mommy all day, it helps to fee like a woman again. Putting off intimacy can alienate your partner. Once you start again, you will enjoy it!

orti7483 |

Q&A: Having sex after birth?

My husband and I had this problem after we had our daughter. It was really more me than him, he still wanted to have sex but I was not into it. I think there were several reasons, all the usual ones, I was tired, irritable, felt unattractive, low libido. I figured it was a lost cause, I mean how do you resolve a problem with 4 different causes! But, I love my husband and our family and didn't want us to be driven apart. We were able to get our love life back on track, thankfully! One of my friends recommended a great program... Http://tiny.cc/sexafterpregnancy This program can help to show you how to overcome all obstacles to romance with your significant other after pregnancy, most of which are in your head, lol! If you are a new parent and your love life is on the back burner, you should definitely check it out. Best of luck :)

michme81 |

Q&A: Having sex after birth?

I guess that sex is an important matter in our lives and also a very sensitive and delicate approach is needed. It doesn't matter if you are working for strippers Sydney or as a CEO for an important company. Sex is important for all of us. You should try and talk to a therapist if you encounter any problems.

IsabellaCC |

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We couldn't wait six weeks!

cuzimsurfin |

Q&A: Having sex after birth?

I agree sex is very important and regardless of whether we are busy, run down or stressed it is important to make time for your relationship regardless if you work for strippers Sydney , are a CEO or a busy mum

NataliaZur |

Q&A: Having sex after birth?

I guess that sex is an important matter in our lives and also a very sensitive and delicate approach is needed. It doesn't matter if you are working for " strippers Sydney " or as a CEO for an important company. Sex is important for all of us. You should try and talk to a therapist if you encounter any problems

NataliaZur |