Postpartum sex vs. sex before kids is an incredibly honest post â€“ the kind she probably hopes her dad won’t read â€“ but incredibly valuable for a first time pregnant mother with real fears and concerns over her private bits after (particularly) natural birth.
I had a friend once who elected to have a caesarian section because she â€œdidn’t want to ruin her favourite organ.â€ And that’s a pretty valid fear â€“ it seems unnatural that something that size, in my case 3.5kg, or 7lb7, and 12lb in Lauren’s case, can come out of something that’s not really that large. But nature is a fantastic and miraculous thing.
While most women will tell you that sex changes after childbirth, a surprising number will say the same after a c-section… which leads me to believe that much of the change happens in our heads as much as in our bodies.
The good news for anyone not interested in reading both articles, is that sex after childbirth is different for every single woman: for some it takes longer to enjoy it again, others are back in the saddle just weeks later, for some there’s no sensation for a while, and for others the feelings are way better than before. The bad news is, there’s no way of knowing which you’ll be.
What was your sex post childbirth experience? Feel free to comment anonymously!
(Sorry, There’s no linky today â€“ it’ll be back soon, promise!)