When can I have sex after giving birth?
Pregnancy and delivery ask a lot from your body. Some people are eager to get back to sex after healing from birth, while others are content to wait.
Of course, if you’re recovering from stitches, your health care provider might advise you to wait. Usually, your doctor or midwife will advise abstaining from having sex during the first six weeks after delivery.
Each person’s body heals at a different pace, so it’s important to monitor how you’re feeling physically and mentally. When possible, keep your partner informed so they can support you.
There are different reasons why postpartum sex hurts. Let’s take a closer look at the most common ones.