While pregnancy and childbirth aren't something to shake a fist at, I can honestly say that the hardest part of becoming a new mom is getting back into the swing of things. A baby changes literally every aspect of your life, including your relationship with your partner both emotionally and physically. And postpartum sex? Totally a thing that's filling your mind with anxiety. But there are some tips for better postpartum sex that can relieve you of your worries and help make the intimacy with your SO totally worth it.
If you're rolling your eyes at the thought of postpartum sex, I hear you. Sex wasn't on my radar after I had my daughter either, and it's totally normal. You've just given birth for crying out loud. Your emotions may not be able to handle the thought of intimacy with your partner, but there's also the physical changes. Maybe you're feeling self-conscious about your body (even though it carried and birthed a baby, so you should be feeling like a rockstar), or the healing process has taken longer than you thought. Maybe you can't even fathom getting intimate with your SO because all you can think about is your new baby and motherhood is gripping you from every angle.
Or maybe you've been waiting on your doctor to give you the green light since you gave birth and are ready to pounce on your bae at any second.
No matter how excited or meh you are about postpartum sex, it's still nothing to fear. With these 13 hacks for better postpartum sex, you can make it more than just reconnecting with your partner ― you can make it damn good, too.