One of many pregnant women’s worst fears is having an
episiotomy during the birthing process. And it’s not hard to understand why. Just the
mere mention of the word episiotomy can make any woman clamp up down there
and cringe. The cut is in a very sensitive area and the recovery can take a month
or more, leaving many women to wonder when they can have sex again. Many
doctors give the OK at four to six weeks, but after such a difficult procedure and child birth in general, you’ll probably want to ease back into the bedroom. The best sex positions after a difficult delivery are the ones that will minimize possible pain and prevent additional trauma.
The cut itself during childbirth isn’t usually the worst
part — it’s the recovery. "At eight weeks I finally started getting out of the house but the pain was still bad when I walked too far, like around Target once," Kristina Ainsworth, a nurse and mother in Rapid City, South Dakota tells Romper during an interview. Sadly her story isn't uncommon. Some women report intense pain in their vaginal area
for several weeks, even months, especially with sex, according to the women's health website UBM Medica Network.
definite timeline of when it's OK to have sex. There's no rush and no pressure. Your body just went through a lot and it's imperative that you give it time to heal. But if you think you’re ready to have sex, or at least try, here are seven sex positions to try that
can help ease you back into sex, without injuring yourself.