You've made it through 40 weeks of pregnancy, endless hours of labor, and all the way to your six week postpartum check-up where the doctor gives you the thumbs up to resume physical activity — including sex. While your partner smiles ear-to-ear in the corner of the exam room, you may be wondering just how this is going to play out. Although you've been cleared, you may have some concerns about what sex will feel like now that you have given birth. Before jumping right back into hot and heavy grinding, consider the best postpartum sex positions to keep you comfortable and satisfied.
Every woman's body is different, and after giving birth it may take some time and experimentation before sex feels exactly right again. As Mayo Clinic suggested, you should take sex slow to ease any post-birth discrmfort. Even starting with something simple like cuddling and kissing can help you build up the intensity of stimulation. Don't put too much pressure on yourself to perform like you used to before having a child. Being patient and trying out different positions are part of the process in learning what your body can and can't handle in the postpartum phase.
Once your doctor waves the flag for you to get back to business in the bedroom, get creative with these seven sex positions for postpartum moms and see what works for you.