Posted by Danni Siew November 14th You may be excited to be able to jump, literally, back into bed with your partner for sex after giving birth. Others, may think of a well deserved rest after what you have just been through.
The first factor is your C-section scar, the second is vaginal bleeding, and the third is your emotional state. In addition to those things, you should also consider your overall health including your strength level, as well as your birth control method. Many women recovering from C-section delivery may not entertain the thought of resuming sexual activity for many weeks or months following birth.
The exciting or dreaded six-week postpartum appointment depending on how you look at it is usually the time when you're given the green light for sex again. Once the doctor tells you and your partner that it's safe to be intimate, you might immediately feel nervous since so much has changed with your body. Whether you had a vaginal delivery or a C-section, things are still different.
If you have recently given birth by cesarean sectionalso known as a c-section, you might have questions about how and when to resume your sex life. You may assume that since you did not have a vaginal birth that you can have sex right away—this is not true, though it is a common misunderstanding. Your doctor or midwife will want to ensure that your incision is healing well and that your postpartum bleeding has stopped.
Ah, postpartum sex. It can be a little intimidating. We know.
Getting back into your groove after baby may take some time, but sooner or later those urges will return. You'll find that those postpartum hormones can be itching for some action even though the thought of having another thing in your vagina after just pushing a human out might make you cringe a bit. You don't have to be torn between your desires for sex and the fear it might hurt.
I want this kid out of me. We both laughed. And then we had sex. She went into labor about two hours later, and our first son was born the following morning.
You've heard it before: Life changes when you have a baby. But psst, your postpartum sex life is different, too, sometimes in shocking ways your boobs do what? Whether you gave birth vaginally or by C-section, it's crucial to wait to have sex until your doctor gives you the green light.