Any woman knows that after giving birth, things can change. Whether it is physically, socially, emotionally or hormonally, there are some things that can be seen, or felt, in a different light once your family has welcomed its newest member.
For many women, having sex for the first time is one of these things. While some women feel undesirable after giving birth, others can feel anxious about pain or that things may have physically altered down there and feel different; perhaps not as good. For other women, the passion and desire for sex has grown even stronger.
Mamamia spoke with five mums about their personal experiences of having sex again after giving birth. Here's what they shared.
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Shannon, a mum to three boys, said that each of her experiences of having sex after birth were very different.
"My first son was born via an emergency c-section and I was physically wiped, not just immediately but for months. It took about four months to even want to be remotely intimate with my husband, so even kissing or touching was a no-go for a long period."
Shannon said that for her, it wasn’t about not feeling attracted to her husband.