Fun things in a couple’s room are an important process of enhancing their relationship. Harmonious sexual life is also beneficial for the physical and mental health of men and women, as well as family harmony. But for postpartum mothers, many feel that as long as they are still breastfeeding and have not yet menstruated, they can safely snap without worrying about getting pregnant again. Is this really the case? If you want to have a pleasant postpartum experience, you need to understand these issues.
● Sexual intercourse is not allowed in this situation
Sexual intercourse is strictly prohibited within 42 days after giving birth. Because during this period, the new mother’s endometrial wound has not healed, and all bodily functions have not yet fully recovered. If forced sexual intercourse is carried out, it can cause postpartum infection and easily lead to danger. In addition, lateral incisions during natural childbirth and cesarean section wounds require time to recover, and sexual intercourse may cause wound inflammation and infection.
When is it better to have sexual intercourse after childbirth?
For natural delivery, 2 months postpartum; For cesarean section, 3 months postpartum.
Of course, everything should be established after the lochia is clean and there are no issues with postpartum recovery tests. At this time, the new mother is also quite able to adapt.
The onset of postpartum menstruation is related to whether or not to breastfeed, the length of breastfeeding time, the age of the postpartum woman, and the ability to restore ovarian function. The individual differences in the recovery of postpartum menstruation are also significant. Menstruation occurs early after the baby reaches full moon, and later does not recover until the baby is 1 year old. If there is no breastfeeding, menstruation usually occurs three months after delivery.
Does postpartum sexual intercourse require contraceptive measures?
The ovulation time after childbirth is before menstruation resumes. Generally, ovulation may occur 14 days before the first menstrual cycle, and some new mothers may have already ovulated around 40 days after giving birth. That is to say, if you try to save time without contraception, as long as you have sex, you may become pregnant.
Many people believe that pregnancy is not easy during lactation because the secretion of prolactin during lactation is high, which inhibits ovarian function. After the ovaries are suppressed, the secretion of hormones decreases, which cannot effectively promote follicular development and prevent ovulation. Breastfeeding does indeed delay the time for menstruation to return to normal, but it does not necessarily mean ‘stopping ovulation’. The impact of breastfeeding on menstruation varies from person to person. If you don’t want to get pregnant immediately, it’s better to do contraception well.
Condoms are the most common contraceptive method, and oral contraceptives can also be chosen. However, oral contraceptives are not suitable for breastfeeding mothers as the hormones in contraceptives can enter the baby’s body through milk.
Does having sexual intercourse during lactation make any difference?
Shyly, it’s very likely that doing it will spray milk! The body hormones that bring women into orgasm can also stimulate the secretion of breast milk, so it is not uncommon for new fathers to spray a face of milk. Therefore, mothers can breastfeed their babies before having sex, or use a breast pump to empty their breasts. Don’t worry, as the baby gradually becomes more regular during breastfeeding, the probability of this happening will be much lower.
In addition, besides being prone to dryness in the vagina for breastfeeding mothers, the breasts are no longer a stimulating area. Touching the nipples and breasts can sometimes make the mother feel unbearable pain. Therefore, communicate with your husband more to let him know when to stop.
Many new mothers also express low sexual desire after childbirth, which is normal and usually lasts for several weeks or even months. Because taking care of the baby 24 hours a day is a laborious and demanding task for mothers. Feeling about one’s own body can also affect emotions. Postpartum family relationships, adapting to the role of a new mother, and worrying about pregnancy can also affect marital life. Postpartum hormone changes make mothers prone to depression.
However, despite the above factors, mothers should not forget that a harmonious sexual life can boost their natural hormones and help them feel happy. If a mother is fully devoted to her baby and completely ignores her father’s needs, it is not conducive to a good family life.