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Tips for Post Delivery Sex

It is advisable to have sex after the six weeks of your delivery. Here are some tips for preparing yourself to resume your post delivery sex life.

Post delivery sex life is an aspect that women are worried about right from their pregnancy days. And after delivery when the new mother gets some little time for herself, the nagging thought of how sex might be or feel persistently plays on her mind. Not to forget this is a thought that hovers around her partner’s mind as well. Remember, this is a period that calls for an open heart to heart communication where each shares one another’s thoughts and fears. Physiologically and psychologically there is no reason why post delivery or postpartum sex cannot be as exciting as before.

In most cases it has been observed that gynaecologists suggest that there should not be any sexual intercourse for at least six weeks post delivery. This is keeping in mind the time required for the vaginal tissues to heal that have suffered due to wear and tear during delivery, and reduce the chances of pain and infection. But this not a rule, for each woman the condition and the comfort level can be different. Given below are certain tips on how you can make post delivery sex an enjoyable and satisfying one:

Get Fit Physically – If you had a normal delivery, chances are that your vaginal muscles are stretched. For a satisfying sex, you need to do something for these loosened tissues. This is precisely why the Kegel exercises are prescribed. They help in tightening up the vaginal opening. One needs to be regular with it in order to attain effective results. This can be practiced in your own comfort that is either sitting or lying down. Just like the way you contract the muscles when you want to stop urinating, you must contract the vaginal tissues while exercising. Simultaneously squeeze the urethra and the anus, stay in this position for around 3 seconds and relax. This must be repeated in 3 sessions of around 10-15 sets each time.

Take Precautions for Possible Pregnancies – You need to take precautions either in terms of timing of fertile period or use of condoms as you might not want a second pregnancy right during the postpartum period. Since you are nursing, even mini pills are found to be effective. But remember to always consult your doctor before opting for a contraceptive, as this is a delicate phase of your body.

Lubricate – Inadequate lubrication might be a problem during postpartum sex. This is caused as a result of the hormonal change. Breastfeeding results in the fall of Estradiol, the hormone that induces lubrication apart from lowering the sex drive. Then the body also produces prolactin another hormone that lowers the testosterone levels. So, for natural lubrication engage in a prolonged foreplay and also resort to safe lubricating agents.

Be Slow and Tender – Here the onus lies on the male partner. After childbirth, the woman requires a certain amount of time to get her sexual organs back into the earlier state. So, allow her this time and during postpartum sex be thoroughly gentle with her. Remember, her vagina might not be sore anymore, but is still very sensitive. The more slow and gentle you are, the woman would grow more comfortable and confident. This is the very mechanism for a great post delivery sex.

Sex is an activity that is supposed to be enjoyed by both partners. So an open communication and a mutual understanding attitude go a long way to make postpartum sex as enjoyable as your honeymoon days. Express your thoughts and fears openly and seek doctor’s advice if required and also remember to set the timing right. You will discover that you can have an exciting sex life along with an enjoyable parenthood.

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Vanelia.5 years ago
KY jelly is a good lubricant. i used this after both my deliveries. i experienced less pain and was at ease with my partner.....
Diana.5 years ago
sex was difficult in the initial months after post delivery recovery. we tried different positions. side position worked for me as i experienced less pain we also used KY jelly for lubrication. it made intercourse easy
Rivon.5 years ago
i had gained much weight during my pregnancy and hence delivery was painful. i had lot of stitches and it took nearly 4 months for complete healing. i have not been able to shed weight and my son is now 5 months old. i am worried....
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