I've just given birth. What about my sexual relations now?

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First of all, we want to say that it all depends on each individual, obviously all dads and moms are not the same so there will be differences. Some will pick up a month after baby's birth, others at three months. Many moms wait until after their 6-week checkup so the doctor gives his approval.Reason why we don't want to have sexual relations with our partner when we have a newborn in the house: . Lack of interest due to the pain caused by the episiotomy and stitches.Sensibility. Exhaustion from taking care of baby. You don't feel your body is sexy right now. Normally your partner will want to have relations before you do, so you need to try to talk with him and make him understand the pain and discomfort you are feeling; if you don't communicate he may feel rejected. Don let the problem that affects many couples who have just had a baby affect you; try to find time to be together. If you can't have complete sexual activity, touch stimulation may help you through this stage. Don't forget that words and tenderness express great affection. Advice to get through this stage: . Lubrication eases vaginal dryness. Keep to a balanced diet and drink plenty of fluids. Take postpartum exercise classes. Enjoy those moments when your baby is asleep. Begin with caresses and little by little your will get used to sexual relations. Choose sexual positions that are not uncomfortable. When do I know I have a problem? . If you follow our advice, and it is still painful after some time. If you suffered a tear and it has not healed properly, you should contact your doctor; so too if you are bleeding heavily even after four weeks.Another option which appears at times, and that required medical attention, is if your vaginal flow has a strong unpleasant odor.



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