How long you should wait to have sex after having a baby How long you should wait to have sex after having a baby
In those fraught days, weeks and months following your baby’s arrival , you learn how to cope without many of the things you used to enjoy,... How long you should wait to have sex after having a baby

In those fraught days, weeks and months following your baby’s arrival , you learn how to cope without many of the things you used to enjoy, pre-baby.

And you do so willingly because, frazzling and emotional as it can be, it’s nevertheless a really special time.

Besides, who needs eight hours sleep, anyway?

But as time passes and you get into the rhythm of parenting, you may start to think about having sex again.

No new parent – especially a mum – could be blamed for deliberating on this matter, but what are the exact guidelines?

The answer is as subjective as each parent is different, but there are some things you should know.

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It is probably not a huge priority immediately after giving birth (Image: Getty)

Sarah McMullen, head of knowledge at parenting charity NCT, told The Sun it depends on both what sort of birth the mum had and on when she feels ready.

“There isn’t really a right or wrong answer here, it’s very personal,” she says.

“But general recommendations are to wait until having your GP check after six weeks , just to make sure that everything has healed properly and that mum is feeling OK and ready.

“Having said that, you might have got the OK from your GP and you might not feel ready.”

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It entirely depends on the mum and the type of birth (Image: Getty Images)

The NCT also advise waiting until postpartum bleeding has stopped (often between 10–14 days, but it can continue for several weeks).

This is because your uterus is still healing and therefore there’s a possibility of infection.

If you had a vaginal birth and had an episiotomy or a tear, while the stitches take around 10 days to dissolve, you’ll be feeling sore and it can be two weeks for the healing process to begin.

The NCT advises: “If you do have stitches, you may want to try positions that limit penetration or reduce the pressure on the stitched area and remember to take it slowly and gently when you feel ready for sex.”

A natural birth with no tearing or cut may mean you feel readier earlier to have sex, but you should nevertheless take it easy.

For mums who have a c-section, the scar should have healed by the time the stitches are removed. Try and find positions which don’t put pressure on it.

But above all, take your time and wait until you’re ready.

credit : http://www.mirror.co.uk/lifestyle/family/having-sex-after-giving-birth-10947758

Obinna Onyia

  • Monica

    2017-08-08 #1 Author

    This article was helpful. I know some people waited until 2 months after having a baby.

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  • Tamirra

    2017-08-08 #2 Author

    A month at the most. Enough to heal from after birth.

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  • Waanda

    2017-08-08 #3 Author

    I Think Thats You Need To wait 2 Month

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  • Raven

    2017-08-09 #4 Author

    I had a C-Section so some told me to wait 2 months, But i want to know is that truth!

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  • Porsche

    2017-08-10 #5 Author

    My baby gone be 3 months monday

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  • Vanessa

    2017-08-10 #6 Author

    I waited 7 weeks because of birth control

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  • Precious

    2017-08-12 #7 Author

    I waited 6 weeks and still was kind of painful lol!!!

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