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How Is My Clit Supposed To Feel Postpartum? There's No One Answer

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After having a baby, everyone wants to know how you are feeling. They want to know this in a general sense, of course — how it feels to be a new mom, how you feel about your baby and your partner, or how you are healing after birth. Some even ask how your C-section incision is healing or how your vagina is doing depending on what type of birth you experienced. But it's very rare for someone to ask about your clitoris. Some women, however, are wondering just that and asking themselves "how is my clit supposed to feel postpartum?"

For many women, the clitoris is the route to orgasm and where they need to be touched to experience pleasure. According to Woman's Day, vaginal sex isn't enough to achieve orgasm for about 80 percent of women, which makes clitoral stimulation key. But if your clit isn't feeling up for play, you may end up feeling very frustrated. Besides,according to Everyday Health, orgasms relieve pain, help with mood, and aid in relaxation — three things all new moms need.

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Unfortunately, giving birth can affect your vagina and all its parts. The clitoris can become enlarged after birth, according to Parents magazine, which can cause slight pain. Additionally, Healthline noted that the swelling can cause the labia and perineum to feel discomfort, affecting that whole area. One possible cause is due to pushing during labor and/or as result of the increased blood flow that occurs during pregnancy, as HealthLine reported. The feeling should subside, but you should check in with your OB-GYN if it's very painful or doesn't go away quickly, .

For other women, that slight swelling leads to pleasure. Because of the increase of hormones happening during pregnancy and continuing postpartum, this could increase the nerve-endings that make up the clitoris, OB-GYN Dr. Susan Lin told Women's Health. This means your clitoris can feel more stimulated than ever, giving you stronger and more intense orgasms.

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When women go through childbirth, so many things change, including the clit. These changes could cause some short-term discomfort or increased pleasure for your clitoris postpartum, depending on the type of labor and delivery you had, along with how you heal, and how your hormones are impacting you. How your clit is supposed to feel really depends on how your body experiences all the changes.