There are so many things that change after you have a baby, and sex is one of them. Your body is healing, your lifestyle has probably changed drastically, and your view of sex may have shifted. These are all normal changes, and inevitably they can impact your sex life in many new, exciting, and sometimes awkward ways. How sex changes after having a baby is completely unique to each individual person, but there are some universals to be aware of.
Most doctors will give you the green light to have sex at around four to six weeks to promote healing, according to Live Science. Penetrative sex before then can be risky because of the chance of infection. (You're not even supposed to put a tampon up your vagina during that time frame, so it makes sense.) Some women have to wait longer than this period because of possible delivery trauma or hormonal fluctuations as explained in the same article.
Basically, when you're ready you're ready. But before you get your freak on again, you may want to be aware of the changes that might occur. And remember, not all changes are bad. Here are nine ways sex can change post baby.