RESUMING INTERCOURSE

finding comfort in your body

 WHEN TO RESUME INTERCOURSE AFTER BIRTH 

Quick Look:
Key Takeaway:
  • Physically wait 6 weeks postpartum and ensure bleeding has stopped

  • Emotionally wait until you're ready for penetrative intercourse 

TIPS:

  • Use lubricant as breastfeeding decreases natural lubricant  

  • Your period often does not resume for 4-6 months if you are exclusively breastfeeding - but every body is different 

  • DO think about family planning and birth control

*Important reminder: See a pelvic floor physio if you experience pain*