You probably have a good idea of what happens to your body when you have sex and what happens to your body when you have a baby. But are there things that happen to your body when you have sex after a baby, or is there some kind of alternate reality where everything stays exactly the same and the only thing that changes is having sex for three seconds so you and your partner can get some sleep already?
Spoiler alert: Nothing stays the same after having a baby. You know this by now. Even postpartum sex is different and it's time to recognize that and get used to it. Because, if you really think about it, all of the sex you're ever going to have now, for the rest of your life, is considered postpartum. When people say "postpartum bod," I want to laugh. There is no such thing. It's just your body now and you just have to own it, much like owning sex after having a baby.
I know you've heard the horror stories, but hey — sex after having a baby isn't all bad. If you've already gotten back into the swing of things, you've probably recognized that sex after baby is different and not necessarily in a good or bad way. But you may not have realized these seven things that happen to your body when you have sex after a baby. (And if you haven't had sex since giving birth, consider this just some extra knowledge for whenever you're ready. Yes, one day you will be, I promise.)