The frequency of sexual intercourse tends to diminish during the third trimester of pregnancy. After carrying a baby for nine months and giving birth, your body needs to recover. This normally takes between 4 to 6 weeks. The postpartum period is one of fatigue, physical pain and emotional changes.
8 Women Share What It’s Like to Have Sex Again After an Abortion
8 Women Share What It’s Like to Have Sex Again After an Abortion | SELF
When we asked for the best stories about the first time you had sex , we knew there would be some weird offerings. And there definitely, definitely were. There was more than one international affair. There were people who knew their relationships were doomed because "he is a spooner and doesn't believe in air conditioning which is a lethal combination when you live in the tropics. People have sex in the woods and then walk through cow pastures. There are plenty of caught-in-the-acts. Condoms are left on for far too long.
By the time your doctor gives you the clearance for postpartum sex and you're emotionally and physically ready for it , you realize it may have been a while since you've been intimate with your partner. It may also have been a while since you have seen your period so, naturally, you may be wondering " will I bleed the first time I have sex after having a baby? According to The Bump, it is indeed possible and maybe even likely that you will start bleeding again after postpartum sex.
There isn't a lot of especially nuanced, honest information about the, ahem, ins and outs of what it's like for women to have sex for the first time after delivering a baby. And what is available generally hews to a stale, overly-simplified storyline -- namely, that new moms never want to have sex, and when they do, it's terrible. But new parents do, of course, have sex again, and it feels completely different to all of them, from eek! Here, 10 women reveal what their first post-childbirth intercourse outing was really like:.