Sex After Baby: How Soon Is Too Soon?
Right after you have your baby, sex might be the last thing on your mind! You are probably busy taking care of the little one or exhausted from sleepless nights. Either way, you want to give yourself enough time to heal and get back on your feet before you have sex after baby has arrived.
How soon is too soon?
Yes… believe it or not, there is a sex life after baby! At your postpartum checkup – usually six weeks after a normal birth – your doctor can give you the go-ahead for sex. If you had a procedure done, like an episiotomy or a c-section, you may take longer than six weeks to heal. In the end, though, no doctor can affirm when you are ready! Listen to your body, and make sure you’re really up for getting intimate with hubby again.
What to expect
You can expect that sex after pregnancy will be different. If you have any doubts or fears, it’s important to be open with your partner, or bring any questions to your doctor. The more informed you are about what’s supposed to happen after pregnancy, the more relaxed you’ll be about the process, and the easier it’ll be for your body to heal.
Take your time; if you’re not ready for sex yet, well, you are not ready for sex yet! Yes, he might be a bit desperate, but there are other playful options you can embark on before having intercourse… and here are just a few things you can try when it comes to rekindling the flame.
Just the beginning
It’s important to keep positive – remember, being a mom will be full of challenges, but it won’t be an obstacle to your sex life forever!