About six weeks after you deliver, your doctor will give you the all clear to resume sex as long as everything is healing correctly (and you wan to, of course.) But what happens if things aren't the way you remembered? More specifically, what if getting to the glorious O just isn't as easy as it was before having a baby? If this sounds familiar, the good news is, there are ways to improve orgasms after childbirth so you don't miss out on a single one. All you have to do is identify what's standing in the way, so you can find the solution and get down to business. Although there are some common sexual side effects for women after giving birth, it's possible that you could be experiencing a problem that is unique to you and your body. If you try a few trouble shooting solutions on your own, and you're still not getting the results you want, your OB-GYN should be able to help steer you in the right direction. But most of the time, you can get your orgasms back on track all on your own.
Check out these nine ways to improve orgasms after childbirth and get ready to have your mind blown.
Your pelvic floor has been through a lot during your pregnancy, so strengthening those muscles up is step one. Squeezing and releasing your pelvic muscles over and over can help to intensify orgasms, according to Everyday Family.
2. Lube Up
As your body is recovering from giving birth, you may need to make a few adjustments until everything returns to normal. As Parenting magazine pointed out, vaginal dryness is common postpartum, especially for those moms who are breastfeeding. To make sure your Os don't suffer, use some lubrication to solve the problem.
3. Pace Yourself
Getting the green light for sex happens at six weeks after delivery for most women, but doing it every day just because you can may not be the best idea. According to Women's' Health magazine, having more satisfying sex means you increase your orgasm intensity. In other words, don't just hop in the sack if you're not feeling it. Wait until you're really in the mood to get it on and make it great.
4. Practice Makes Perfect
Sometimes, if you want things done right, you have to do it yourself. As Danielle Cavallucci, a sex coach, told Health magazine, "to train your body to be orgasmic, you have to masturbate." Things might be different for your body, post baby, so indulge in some solo experimentation.
5. Change Your Meds
If you're being medically treated for Postpartum Depression, it may be holding you back from getting your Os. Medications such as SSRIs can deplete sex hormones, making it difficult to orgasm, as Cosmopolitan magazine reported. Talk to your doctor about switching medications if this is a problem for you.
6. Get In A Work Out
Now that there's a baby in the house, you are probably more tired than you've ever been. It's easy to skip a work out when you'd rather take a nap, but exercise increases sexual satisfaction, according to Everyday Health. Grab those running shoes instead of a snooze and you'll be amping up your orgasm quotient.
7. Tune Out To Tune In
Do yourself a favor and use all your will to not think about the baby when you're getting it on. I know it's hard (I've been there) but in order to focus on your pleasure, you need to tune out any thoughts of your little one.
8. Climb On Top
After giving birth, you're body is recovering, and different sexual positions may cause you pain. To stay in control, Psychology Today suggested variations of the woman on top position to help with female orgasm. This is a great options for postpartum women, to protect any stitches or soreness from delivery.
9. Use The Adult Toy Box
As you are getting back into the groove after having a baby, you may need some reinforcements to add some spice. There is no shame in trying out any of these best sex toys for the female orgasm. Give a few a spin and see what you like, then add it into your rotation.