(Closed) SEX issues post pregnancy

posted 4 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 4
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3823 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I had a tear and delivered vaginally. It took a while for things to return to “normal” down there in general. Actually it’s more like a new normal. Sex was painful or just flat out uncomfortable for more than 5 months post partum.

What I learned in that first year of having a baby was that it is so important to be patient with your body. You either read that no one has any problems with sex after giving birth and it makes you feel bad. Or you read that things will never be the same and that sounds depressing. Like I said, you have to be patient with your body.

Even now, 18 months later, everything feels fine down there but my sex drive isn’t the same. Come to find out, I have low hormone levels which cause a lower sex drive. I never had that issue before having my daughter but alas, my body has changed and this is my “new normal”. Keep checking in with your doctor and just be patient.

Post # 6
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7431 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

I had first and second degree tears after my first was born. Sex hurt for 6 months after she was born. It felt like there was a ridge or something that was blocking things. It felt completely normal again sometime around 6 months pp.

I didn’t have any tears after my second was born because I literally didn’t even push once for her to come out! We just had sex for the first time at 6 weeks pp, and it felt great, so there’s hope that it wouldn’t be bad after having additional children.

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