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10 Things to know about sex after delivery

By  ,  Onlymyhealth editorial team
Oct 07, 2011
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  • Most couples resume their sex life within a month after delivery.
  • While some take two to three months to come back to their normal sex life.
  • Post-delivery women need some time to come back to their normal self.
  • Sex after delivery is often interrupted by baby’s fuss.

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Most couples resume their sex life within a month after delivery. While some take two to three months to come back to their normal sex life. Below mentioned is list of ten things that one must know about sex after delivery. Post-delivery women need some time to come back to their normal self, both on emotional and physical front. Most of the women are worried about their body-image after pregnancy. New mothers may feel reluctant and not interested in sex due to various reasons. The possible reasons can be soreness due to stitches or surgery and sensitive perineal area. It does make sense to let the wound heal before you have intercourse.

 

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Sex after delivery is often interrupted by baby’s fuss. When you are really getting into the mood your baby may need you and start crying. Take care of your baby and leave your love for the next time. Sex after delivery can be uncomfortable for some women. Psychological factors are the main hurdle faced by such women. Their state of mind influence the nervous system and effect lubricate produced in aroused state. Delivery not only effect mother. Even some men lose interest in sex after having a baby. This is because he witnessed your harrowing and labour room scene. However, this doesn’t last for long.



Production of vaginal lubricant greatly depends on the oestrogen level in body. Post delivery the oestrogen level stays low, especially if mother is breast feeding. Therefore, during sex woman may become sexually aroused but her vagina will not be naturally lubricated. As a result sex becomes uncomfortable.



A good water based lubricant is helpful in sex after delivery. Use good amount of lubricant till your hormonal level settles down and everything comes back to normal. An important thing to know about sex after delivery is that sex drive of women significantly drops down. Initially your libido may fall down and you never want to have sex. But the good news is that it is only a temporary phase.



Medications can cause vaginal dryness. If you are on treatment for urinary tract infection, and taking tamoxifen and anti-histamine/oral nasal sprays then you are more likely to experience vaginal dryness. They directly affect mucus production by effecting mucus membranes.



Sex after delivery is affected by the new schedule of women. Taking care of baby for 24 hours leaves you emotionally and physically exhausted.

 

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  • unanimous09 Mar 2013
    I m a breast feeding mother of 9 month baby got through normal delivery. I go through intercourse willingly but I dont reach orgasm. Plz. advise the reason and treatment.