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3 tips for having sex after giving birth

Here are a few tips for having sex after giving birth.

Here are a few tips for having sex after giving birth.

The last thing you are probably thinking about after having a baby is jumping back into bed with your husband. Most women generally need anywhere from four to six weeks for their bodies to recover, but this will of course depend on your specific circumstances.

But when you do eventually feel the urge to have sex again, you should be careful the first few times. You don't want to put your body through any unnecessary stress after everything it has already been through over the last nine months.

Here are a few tips to help guide you:

  • Stop worrying: If you are stressed out or overthink every moment, you will not become aroused, which will make sex very painful for the two of you. In those moments where you really feel as if you aren't ready, you are better off stopping.
  • Take it slowly: You shouldn't rush things along just because it has been awhile for the two of you. Move slowly and be sure that there is no discomfort or pain before you decide to continue.
  • Use birth control: It will be possible for you to become pregnant after birth, so you want to make sure that you exercise caution when having sex again. All you need to do is decide on which method you are going to use and move forward from there.

Chances are you won't want to give birth so soon after having your baby. To help prevent pregnancy without the concern of hormones while breastfeeding, be sure to check out the non-hormonal contraceptive option from the Today Sponge product line at your local drug store or pharmacy.