The older and more aware I get, the more I realize that society lies to us about a lot of things. Sometimes learning the truth can be disappointing, like finding out that Santa isn't real. Other times, learning the truth can be really liberating and exciting, like finding out that sex doesn't automatically get worse after having a baby. In my experience (and plenty of other moms, judging from how many have multiple kids), there are quite a few ways sex gets better postpartum. Obviously, postpartum sex is different for different people, and your own personal mileage may vary. But it's entirely possible to have a satisfying sex life as a mom, and it's also possible for that sex life to be better than it was before.
Just like any other time in your life, it's only possible to have great postpartum sex if you, personally, are ready. If you’re still apprehensive or in pain or anything, don’t do it (even if you’ve gotten the six-week “all clear” from your doctor). Sex isn’t just about body parts connecting with other body parts, so the only person who can know if all of you is ready to have sex again, is you. (Also, if you've got a partner who's making you feel at all pressured or stressed about your sex life, that is only going to make things worse, either by dampening your desire or making the experience needlessly painful and uncomfortable if you do it. If they're just a little overly excited because it's been a while, help them understand how they can make postpartum sex seem more appealing. If they're being aggressive or unsupportive in general, it might be time to get professional help or consider other options.)
Of course and on the other hand, if you're feeling ready, go for it. Postpartum sex often requires a bit more preparation and attention than what you probably considered "normal" before you baby arrived — which, honestly, is probably for the best anyway. Some moms even discover that we're a lot more sensitive after giving birth, which can mean more frequent and intense orgasms. Whether or not that ends up being true for you, there are plenty of other physical and emotional ways sex gets better postpartum, including the following: