Sex life after delivery: when can I start
After birth the female body is experiencing a stress and is undergoing some physical changes. The woman after the birth of a child need time to recover. Therefore, sexual contact is only possible in 1-2 months. Of course, much depends on the individual physical and psychological characteristics of women. In addition, you need to consider how passed childbirth as far as they were difficult or easy.
In any case, doctors do not recommend to allow sexual contact earlier than 1 month after delivery. This is the minimum period required to resume normal functioning of the uterus and its purification. A return to an intimate relationship immediately after the birth of a child is highly undesirable because in this period the uterus is very vulnerable to the ingress of infection. This risk will disappear only when it is fully restored.
If the birth was difficult, with gaps and openings, the time before the resumption of sexual life should go a lot more. After birth using cesarean women also need more time to recover its organs until they completely heal the stitches from the surgery.
Well, if you will discuss with gynecologist "resolution" for the first sexual intercourse after childbirth. The doctor will examine your genitals and evaluate the rate and extent of recovery, will recommend when you can resume sexual activity. The specialist will also advise you on the most appropriate contraceptives to prevent repeat pregnancy, immediately after birth of the child.
Sexual life after birth: what are the possible problems
The most common problems that may occur when resuming sexual activity after childbirth is an anatomical change in the vagina and dryness. During the passage of the baby through the birth canal, the vagina stretches, but eventually it will take its original shape.
In order to speed up this process, you can perform special exercises Kegel. They should be performed even during pregnancy, which helps to prevent excessive stretching of the uterus, and allows faster return to a natural condition immediately after birth.
Dryness uterus is a temporary phenomenon arising from the lack of estrogen in the period after birth. It affects the appearance of women have postpartum depression and depression, exacerbated by fatigue. In this situation, the husband is recommended to treat his wife with understanding, because she needs physical and moral support. To cope with vaginal dryness will allow special moisturizers, lubricants, and creams that can be purchased at the pharmacy.
Many women complain of discomfort and pain that occur during sexual intercourse in the period after birth. This situation most often occurs if the birth was difficult and there were gaps that required suturing. Pain is felt when the stitches "hook" the nerve endings.
In this case, the spouses need to work together to find the optimum position for sex. Over time, the pain will disappear, and yet during sexual contact should be simply to listen carefully to each other.