Print How soon can you have sex after giving birth, and how can you make it fun? I was as nervous about having sex after giving birth as I was about having sex the first time ever. Many of the thoughts running through my head in the moments leading up to the blessed event were also the same: We are definitely keeping the lights off. OMG, what if I get pregnant?! Perhaps more so—since my first time ever didn't come with a side of gigantic, painful, milk-filled boobs.
6 Common Sex-After-Pregnancy Problems and Solutions
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Resuming Sex Postpartum What to try: If it makes sex more comfortable, try wearing your nursing bra or a tank top during sex. You can also pump or nurse your baby right before sex so your breasts aren't as full and achy. And take comfort knowing that as you and your baby get into a breastfeeding groove, your breasts will become less sensitive, which means both you and your partner will soon be better able to enjoy their thanks-to-nursing ampleness. Sex doesn't feel the same After pushing out a baby, your vaginal muscles may be temporarily stretched , which may make sex feel a little different than it did pre-baby. But don't let that worry you — the differences are likely to be subtle and temporary.
Although labour was an insane thirty-six hours, with an epidural that ONLY froze my legs thank you, modern science , my vagina somehow came out of it relatively unscathed. Three-days postpartum, I went for a walk around the block. One-week postpartum, I took a longer stroll through the park.
Email shares After childbirth, experiencing pain during sexual intercourse is common. In fact, nearly nine in 10 women experience pain the first time they have sexual intercourse after having a baby, according to a study published in an International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. Is your body ready for sex? It does depend on a lot of factors though, like if you had an episiotomy, whether you had stitches after tearing or you had a C-section.