C-Sections 101

Will Having a C-Section Affect My Sex Life?

Intercourse will be off limits for the first six weeks (trust us, it'll be the last thing on your mind anyway!) after you deliver, which gives your incision time to heal and your cervix time to close and return to normal. When your doctor gives you the green light to get started, know that your first time back in the saddle will actually be much more comfortable than it would have been after having a vaginal delivery.

Having a c-section should not affect your sex drive, but many new moms aren't exactly dying to jump back into bed so quickly -- and that's totally normal. For one thing, you're probably exhausted from your newborn's round-the-clock eating-crying-pooping schedule. And the hormones you release while breastfeeding have also been known to temporarily lower libido too.

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