Sexual Health

Pregnancy and the birth of a baby bring about significant change for both women and their partners. Knowing when you will be ready to resume sexual intercourse after having a baby is a very individual decision, you may not feel like having sex for some time or you may be ready sooner than you thought. You should be guided by how you feel both physically and emotionally.

Many women feel nervous about the first time they have sex after giving birth and fear that it will be painful. Recovery time will be different for every woman, especially if you are recovering from an episiotomy or tear. If you are experiencing ongoing pain or discomfort during intercourse, you should speak to your health care provider.

For more information;

Baby Centre Australia – Sex after childbirth

Murdoch Children’s Research Institute – Sexual health and intimacy after childbirth