Doctors and midwives advise that you wait four to six weeks after the birth of your baby. The uterus and cervix undergo significant changes during childbirth and need time to heal. Having vaginal intercourse too soon could introduce bacteria and cause an infection. Your partner will also have normal postpartum bleeding, or lochia , that can last anywhere from two to eight weeks.
What It's Really Like to Have Sex After Having a Baby
Sex and the new dad | BabyCenter
While sex takes a backseat immediately after birth first for medical reasons, and then for sleep deprivation reasons , eventually couples get the green light from their doctors—and each other—that they can get back to business. This provides time for the cervix to close, postpartum bleeding lochia to stop and any episiotomy or vaginal laceration repairs to heal," says Heidi Beining, D. So what can a couple expect their first few times having sex post baby? Here, new moms share their experiences.
How long should we wait before having oral sex after childbirth?
But, as the days pass and you start to block out the painful memories of delivering your bundle of joy, you're probably going to start getting interested again. Let's not be under any illusions though, you've just pushed a baby through a very small hole so your first time getting down and dirty again is likely to be uncomfortable. So, how long should you wait before getting frisky between the sheets with your baby daddy again? It may seem a simple question - and LOW on the list of a new mum's priorities - the answer isn't so straight forward. When you do feel ready, try taking a warm bath, having oral sex and using plenty of lube the first few times because, let's face it, it's going to be tender down there.
Starting up sex again after the birth of a child can be a fraught issue for new parents. Now, a new study finds that much of what drives women's desire in the postpartum period are not physical factors, but psychological ones. In many cases, social factors such as spousal support and the baby's sleeping habits play a larger role in new moms' interest in sex than physical factors like birth trauma, the research found. Women also begin feeling desire and engaging in sex sooner than the six-week waiting period that most doctors recommend. The new baby period is a time of little sleep and healing from childbirth, two factors not conducive to a rambunctious sex life.