Many caregivers recommend waiting about four weeks after you give birth. It's definitely not safe to have intercourse involving penetration until at least two weeks after delivery. During this time, you're usually still bleeding and at risk for a hemorrhage or uterine infection. If you have stitches, though — either from a c-section, a perineal tear or an episiotomy — it's likely that your caregiver will advise you to wait until after your six-week postpartum visit. After you get your caregiver's go-ahead, it's okay to start having sex again as soon as you feel ready and not before. It's common to have a low libido in the weeks or even months after having a baby.
Sex After Baby: From His Side of the Bed
When and How Often to Have Sex to Get Pregnant
Podcast: Play in new window Download Embed. How do you have sex after having a baby? How long should you wait to have sex after baby arrives? Will your sex life ever be the same after having a baby? The physical changes of pregnancy and childbirth, the lack of sleep and increase in stress, the shifting dynamics of your growing family can all add up to an erotic disaster — OR you can take steps to maintain your erotic connection and get through the baby years as a team so you are ready to reconnect when your libidos come back!
Sex and contraception after birth
The first few weeks postpartum can be the most challenging for any new or seasoned mom. Whether you delivered vaginally or had a C-section, it takes time for your body to recover. Plus, with most of your energy focused on your newest arrival, getting back into the mood can be difficult.
Sex after pregnancy might be the last thing on your mind. Understand what to expect and how to renew intimacy with your partner. Sex after pregnancy happens. First, however, vaginal soreness and exhaustion might take a toll.