How soon after giving birth can I have sex?
Most doctors will advise waiting 6 to 8 weeks after having a baby to resume sexual activity, but it could be longer if you experienced complications with your delivery. In this video, psychotherapist Tiffanie Davis Henry, PhD, shares her advice.
Make sure you're still holding hands. You're still kissing. You're still cuddling. You're still doing those things-- everything except intercourse.
Many wives and husbands want to know how soon after having a baby they can resume their lovemaking activity.
This is certainly a question for your doctor. You want to go to the doctor and ask this question specifically. How Soon can I have sex after having a baby?
Most will tell you between-- somewhere between six to eight weeks. But certainly, if you've had any complications
with your delivery, such as perennial tears, physiognomies, if there have been any ruptures or anything like that,
you'll want to get there OK, their go ahead first before you resume sexual activity. But it doesn't mean that you can't
be intimate in other ways. So make sure you're still holding hands. You're still kissing. You're still cuddling. You're still doing those things--
everything except intercourse, of course, until your doctor says that it's OK. But certainly once you get going, it'll be like old times.
You'll be back in the saddle again. [AUDIO LOGO]
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