After you pop that bun out of your oven, the countdown is on for a list of things: baby sleeping through the night, hearing "mama" for the first time, watching your little take her first steps, and OH YEAH, having sex for the first time after baby. But before you strip down to your skivvies and beckon your partner to the bedroom, you need to be prepared for the embarrassing things that happen to your body when having sex after giving birth. Because it takes some time for everything to return to it's normal state after delivery, and knowing is better than being caught by surprise.
Don't get me wrong, sex can still be wonderful and feel delightful, but there are a few surprises that could sneak up on you and make you feel slightly embarrassed in the moment. However, it's important to remember that these things have happened to plenty of women before you and will continue to happen to other postpartum women until the end of time. And although you're not alone in these odd occurrences between the sheets, it doesn't mean you won't feel a little awkward if it blindsides you. Be ready to laugh off anything knowing that these embarrassing things come with the territory of having sex after giving birth.