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Sex After Delivery

Some healthcare providers may recommend waiting three to six weeks before resuming sexual activity after childbirth. You and your partner can discuss this with your healthcare team.

When your partner does feel ready to have sex again, remember to listen to her and to go slow. Even if a woman is not having a period or is breastfeeding, she can become pregnant. You’ll need to use birth control when you start having sex again, if your partner does not want to get pregnant right away.