Postpartum sex is scary enough, but sex after a C-section? That can be doubly terrifying. You may not have pushed a baby out of your vagina, but you did have major surgery and that requires a little research to find sex positions for after a C-section.
I had a pretty great recovery with my C-section. Everyone was shocked that I never even filled the pain pill prescription my doctor gave me, but I felt so great. But there was definitely some uncomfortable moments that required me to adapt. Like, laughing and coughing — two absolute nos when you have a C-section. I will also never forget climbing into my first shower at home, ready to let myself sob in the water while my mom held my daughter. I was so excited to cry without anyone seeing, but as soon as I let out one sob, I immediately clutched my abdomen in pain and had to let that dream go.
When it comes to sex after a C-section, you'll want to protect your abdomen at all costs. Even with your doctor's green light (definitely don't try any sex until your doctor says it's OK), your core may be very tender and your scar and the area surrounding it can be sore. So any position with your partner placing all their weight on you or your own abdomen pressed into a bed probably isn't the best idea. Instead, try these nine sex positions to get the most out of your postpartum sex.