After having a baby, sex clearly isn’t the same anymore, at least not for a while.
Not only does your body look and feel a little different, but there are also lots of new things going on in your life too. It’s normal to feel differently towards sex than you did before you gave birth. Sex with your partner is probably the last thing on your mind. Here’s how you can make sex better after having a baby.
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1. Pause until your doctor clears you for sex
Waiting to have sex until six to eight weeks after the birth is one of those rules and one that your partner needs to respect. Your doctor will let you know when it’s ok for you to resume a normal sex life, which is usually about six weeks after a vaginal birth and eight weeks after a cesarean section. If you don’t wait the required amount of time, sex may be uncomfortable or painful and you can do much more harm than good.
2. Try to have sex even if you don't want to
If you’ve been cleared by your doctor to have sex but still haven’t really gotten in the mood for it, go ahead and have sex with your partner anyway. Even if you’re tired or you’re absolutely sure you’re not going to be able to have an orgasm, settle down in between the sheets with your partner for a little foreplay. But don’t be tempted to just give in to having a quickie with him! Start by giving your partner a blowjob, or have him give you oral sex.
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3. You are still a sexual being
Even though you’ve had a baby and you feel more like a milk machine than a sexy woman, it’s important to remember that you’re still a sexual being capable of giving and receiving pleasure. You’re still the same person that you were before you had a baby, and you can have as good sex with your partner as you used to have, if not even better!
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