If you thought sex during pregnancy was different, just wait until after you have your baby. OK, so that's not a fair thing to say. Although there could be some sex positions that'll feel different after giving birth, not every woman is the same. Some have no issues with sex after having a baby (I don't remember anything changing) and some may experience a ton of physical changes that make certain positions feel like completely new ones instead.
Nadia Armstrong, a birth and postpartum doula in the Atlanta area, tells Romper in an interview that some of her clients have worried about sex when they see her for their postpartum check-up. "I tell all of them the same thing — there are no absolutes when it comes to your postpartum recovery and that includes sex," she says. "It could feel exactly the same. It could be painful. It could be the last thing you want." But she notes that she does give her clients some tips on how to take it slow, especially with certain positions. "Depending on the type of birth you had, if you had stitches for tears, or if you had a rough pregnancy, there may be some positions that aren't great at first," Armstrong says. "But it doesn't take long to bounce back and many people find that sex becomes the same again."
Based off of some of Armstrong's tips, there are five sex positions that'll feel different after giving birth, but that doesn't mean you have to scratch them from your favorites list. Try a new position instead or find a way to make your favorites work for you and your new postpartum body.