A year ago you weren't even pregnant. And if you were trying to get pregnant a year ago, there's a good chance you were having quite a bit of sex. These days, sex may be the last thing on your mind—even if the doctor did give you the big thumbs-up weeks ago.
Still, even if the thought of a full night's sleep sounds practically orgasmic, there are other reasons to consider sex after childbirth. Just be sure you're ready and prepared when it comes to postpartum sex
Consider these tips:
Create a conducive environment for sex.
A bassinette in the bedroom can be a real romance killer. You might want to consider moving it out for the evening (or the morning or afternoon, if you find yourself falling asleep before the early news).
Create psychological space for sex, too.
This may sound like mumbo-jumbo, but there's a lot to be said for the way you and your partner may be thinking and feeling about sex since you became parents. Do yourselves a favor by considering things like sleep, your new responsibilities, and your libido when figuring out how to bring the sizzle back to your sex life
Stock up on personal lubricant.
Post-pregnancy and breastfeeding hormones can cause vaginal dryness
. Luckily, there are lots of great (and fun!) types and brands to test run.
Don't forget birth control! Unless you're hoping to have another new baby very soon. Even though it is unlikely, you absolutely can get pregnant during the post-partum period, even if you're breastfeeding exclusively.
Finally, don't beat yourself up if you're really not feeling up to it quite yet. There are plenty of women who aren't ready just because the doctor (and the partner) says "go." It's okay to decide when you're ready based on how you're feeling, not what's expected.report abuse