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. Sarah McMullen, head of knowledge at parenting charity NCT, said it depends on what kind of birth you had and when a women feels ready to have sex again.
I had sex 4 weeks after giving birth
Sex After Having a Baby: Everything To Know
Wondering how soon you can have sex after giving birth? This is pretty important. The timing is very much up to you. This is just a temporary situation while you get your head around the demands of a small human and letting your body recover from the birth. You might start by gently exploring for yourself first your vagina to discover whether there is any pain or change NHS Choices,
How soon after giving birth can you have sex? And will you want to?
However much the pregnancy books sugarcoat it, childbirth can often mean carnage in the downstairs department. Pregnancy itself turns me into a raging hormonal sex beast so I was probably due a bit of a rest afterwards. Women do need to rest and place a focus on their newborn to develop feeding patterns and relationships. While not hindering sexual activity, in itself it can make women tired and needing support more than anything else.
Sex after pregnancy is often delayed for several weeks or months, and may be difficult and painful for women. Injury to the perineum or surgical cuts episiotomy to the vagina during childbirth can cause sexual dysfunction. Sexual activity other than sexual intercourse is possible sooner, but some women experience a prolonged loss of sexual desire after giving birth, which may be associated with postnatal depression.