By AVI VINCE
Most doctors recommend waiting six weeks before engaging in sex with your partner after giving birth.
But until we read a story this morning, we didn’t realise quite how many couples couldn’t wait anything like that long.
How about hours after giving birth?
Yes, you read that right. Hours.
And before you think we have gone completely loopy, here are some testimonies that Mommyish dug up from parenting forums:
Not going to lie, but I was in the hospital for almost a week and DH and I messed around some in my room. But not vaginal sex. We did that about 2 weeks after DS was born, but I had a C section and not a lot of pain. – themommyplaybook.com
So I delivered my wonderful baby girl on Saturday night! We get to go home tonight at 10pm so excited! My labour was AWESOME no pain meds for pushing… I didn’t rip , tear, or have ANY scratches! And was able to pee afterwards! In fact most of swelling has went down and it looks pretty normal. So I rewarded my husband with a b-job in the bathroom in our room at the hospital! LOL he has been so amazing taking care of me. And for him to see me at my worst and still want a blow job makes me feel like sexually our marriage is making it through this child birth stuff! Maybe it won’t ruin or sex life after all! Sorry just funny info.. wondered if anyone else has done this for there SO? – pregnancythisweek.com
Omg lol! Until now, I was the only person I know who got freaky in the hospital after giving birth! Totally j-ed the hubby at least twice last delivery! I’m glad to know that I’m not alone! – pregnancythisweek.com
Okay, so these couples are not HAVING SEX. They’re fooling around. But we’re impressed enough.
And then we read this:
I know someone who proudly told our mothers’ group that she and her husband had sex the night their baby was born, in the bed in the hospital. She said she felt amazingly sexy after giving birth and that she had never wanted him more. Our group pretty much fell off our chairs, in a perfect mix of horror and admiration. – Anonymous
Now if you are feeling utterly terrible for not giving your partner some “loving” in the hours post-birth, fear not, there were a quite a few like this one on the parenting forums:
I told my husband don’t touch me, I gave him 1 b-job in 7 weeks and told him he can support me by waiting with me. I think that’s fair.
Yes, yes. That’s fair.
So… how long did you and your partner wait?
This post was originally published on iVillage and has been republished with full permission.