According to a study published in BJOG, new mothers wait the
recommended six weeks before having vaginal intercourse after the birth
of their first child. Moreover, operative delivery leads to longer wait
Researchers from the Preventative Medicine Department in Sao Paulo recently published a study in the journal Contraception on the possible link between postpartum psychiatric disorders and choice of contraception.
Sex is a major issue for most women, especially during pregnancy and
after giving birth. Studies have indicated a couple’s sex life is one
of the most pressing issues within a relationship, and is ranked among
the top three reasons couples divorce.
It is not so unusual to have babies a year and a half or two years
apart. What really stuns me are the women who are pregnant when their
babies are only a month or two old.
After giving birth, women often report having lower sexual interest.
It is often accepted as just being a part of giving birth and moving
from pregnant woman to new mom. The revelation could help women feel less negative about looming sexual interest.
For the first six to eight weeks after giving birth to my first, second,
third and fourth children, I did not want ANYTHING to do with sex.
After delivery many obstetricians usually tell their patients "nothing in the vagina for six weeks." Or they just say "no sex until the 6-week postpartum visit."
The traditional rule of "no sex for six weeks" after giving birth has no real basis in science, and many couples want to resume having sexual intercourse earlier than the 6 weeks.
Traditional Sex (penis-in-vagina) is contraindicated in certain pregnancies where the woman has a history of problems during the pregnancy such as a risk of premature delivery. These problems may include miscarriages, premature labor, bleeding during pregnancy.
How safe is it to have sex during and after pregnancy if your pregnancy is proceeding normally and your doctor hasn't told you to not have intercourse?