One common questions couples often find answers to is how long they should wait after childbirth before intimacy especially considering the mother’s body which may still be sensitive to pain. This article addresses what to know about intimacy after childbirth.
Several factors may determine the readiness of a person for s£x after childbirth. This includes pain levels, s£x drive which often declines especially because of breastfeeding, vaginal dryness, fear of sex or pregnancy, and also the method of childbirth whether it was a vaginal or caesarean delivery.
Generally speaking, according to MedicalNewsToday, couples should avoid s£xual intercourse in the 4–6 weeks following vaginal or cesarean delivery. Anything earlier than that especially in the first 2weeks after childbirth increases the risks of bleeding and uterine infection.
Most importantly, it is important to allow for the body’s healing process to go unaltered such that bleeding stops, tears heal, and the cervix closes. It is also recommended that you always talk to your doctor as to when exactly it is safe to resume intimacy after delivery.