Sexuality and postpartum, resuming our sexual life

Sexuality and postpartum. Having a child is one of the most exciting events that can happen to us. But after waiting for nine months we have to recover both physically and psychologically. That is, postpartum sex should wait for what we call quarantine, which lasts about six weeks. Therefore, before resuming our sexual intercourse with penetration, we must wait until the woman is recovered from the aftermath of childbirth and pregnancy.

According to doctors it is not advisable to start or maintain sex with penetration, until 4-6 weeks postpartum.

SEXUALITY AND POSTPARTUM

WHAT INFLUENCE TO GIVE LIGHT IN SEX?

sexologist madrid, sexologists madrid, maternity, postpartum and sexualityWe must bear in mind that when we bring a child into the world, our whole life undergoes a change, as well as our intimate relationships.That is, both members of the couple must adapt to a new situation and the idea of ​​being parents. In addition, the vagina has to be replenished and the woman’s uterus also needs time to be able to return to its previous state. Likewise, also all those scars that may have caused giving birth, need to recover. All this will make it difficult for us to have sex. But when all of them stop, we can begin to resume sex with our partner after the postpartum. In addition to these physical changes in women, there are also others that can influence our sexual relationships. Some may be: discomfort or pain in intercourse, hormonal changes or vaginal dryness that affect our libido, etc.

On the other hand, we also have to take into account that postpartum can cause psychological changes and sexuality. That is, having a child can cause stress, anxiety, tiredness or lack of sleep, especially at the beginning. In addition to this, it can happen that the woman does not feel as attractive as before, affecting her sexual self-esteem and generating insecurities.

Also, without forgetting that there is the possibility of experiencing a postpartum depression. All this, together with the fact that certain fears about penetration or getting pregnant again can arise. Therefore, in the postpartum period we may not feel so eager to have sex with our partner feeling guilty.

When we have a baby it monopolizes all our attention and care, and we may leave aside intimate moments with our partner or that new worries and conflicts may arise.

HOW TO RETURN OUR SEXUAL LIFE AFTER BIRTH?

sexologist madrid, sexologists madrid, maternity, postpartum and sexualityIf you feel that your sexual relations are not the same after the postpartum, it is normal and you can solve it. Sometimes it can happen to us that it goes on in time. For this, it is important that you ask for help because, it does not always arrive or we feel like it. Therefore, if you have reached this point, it will be necessary that you follow a series of guidelines or advice in which to re-live your sexuality.

When we have a child and our sexual life takes a back seat, we must have patience. Also, communication, respect and affection, will be important so that the relationship does not suffer. As well as learning to organize ourselves and know how to look for intimate moments.

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