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Resuming Sex
  • Inquire about resuming sexual activities at your six week postpartum visit.
  • Only resume sexual activities when you feel comfortable doing so.
  • You may experience some discomfort at first, especially if you had an episiotomy.
  • Try using a lubricant like KY-jelly or Gyne-Moistrin to help with vaginal dryness.
  • Tenderness is temporary and should improve with time.
  • Even if you are breastfeeding or are not having a regular menstral cycle you can become pregnant. Use birth control if you do not want to become pregnant.

Last Updated: 12/30/2013