If you are a new mom, you have probably been wondering when is the best time to resume sex with your partner. The truth is that there is no single right time to start having postpartum sex. However, there are some factors that will help you determine when is the best time for you and your baby.
The first thing you need to do is figure out if you are breastfeeding or bottle-feeding your baby. If you are breastfeeding, then you can probably get away with having sex after about 2 weeks postpartum. Breastfeeding has a lot of health benefits, including providing your baby with nutrients that they need and protecting them from diseases.
If you are bottle-feeding, then the best time to start having sex is usually about 4 weeks postpartum. This gives the milk supply enough time to build up again and gives your breasts a chance to heal up. Although it may be uncomfortable for the first few weeks, nursing mothers have reported that having sex regularly helps them heal faster and feel more comfortable as their breasts get back into shape. The problem with bottle feeding is that it isn’t as effective for delivering nutrients to your baby as breastfeeding is so in most cases it can take up to 6 months before breastmilk production increases enough for you and your baby’s needs again.
There are a lot of other factors that you will need to take into consideration when deciding when is the best time to have sex after having a baby. If you are still working, you will want to wait until you have had at least two weeks off from work. This gives you enough time to recover and get back into your regular routine without feeling like your life has been thrown into chaos with the arrival of your baby. Also, it is important that you don’t plan on having postpartum sex right after your baby is born because this could make things even more complicated for you and your partner since she will be dealing with the fact that her body has just been through a major physical change.
Postpartum sexuality concerns
Sometimes, women don’t feel sexual desire for quite a long time after delivery. This may be caused by severe fatigue, fear of getting pregnant again, difficulties adapting to being both a mother and a sexual partner, or postpartum depression.
Another thing to keep in mind if you are planning on having sex within a few days or weeks of giving birth is whether or not it is safe for your baby to be in close contact with their genitals during intercourse. This means that it is important that they don’t experience any lacerations, abrasions, or other injuries. In most cases, the safest thing to do is to wait until your baby is at least a few weeks old before you resume sex.