Is It Safe To Do Girl On Top 6 Weeks After "Natural" Birth? It May Be The Best For You

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You gave birth six weeks ago and you've been healing ever since. You and your partner are both connecting with the baby, but you are also looking forward to reconnecting with each other soon. Once your doctor clears you for postpartum sex, you might be screaming for joy. You also might be concerned about how to keep sex comfortable and pleasurable. You may even wonder is it safe to do girl on top six weeks after a "natural" birth?

According to Parents, there are a few things you need to consider if you hope to have great sex after baby. Some of this may be common knowledge, like the fact that you need to wait to have sex until at least six weeks after delivery. Another fairly well-known fact, according to What To Expect, is that your vagina will be drier than usual due to normal hormone changes that happen after giving birth. To help, you may want to utilize a lubricant or emphasize foreplay to get you wet the natural way. This also means you will need to communicate with your partner about what feels comfortable and what doesn't in order to maximize your pleasure.

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When it comes to going girl on top postpartum, you may be in luck. According to She Know, this may actually be one of the best positions you could try. The site noted that girl on top allows you to direct the experience based on any pain or discomfort you're feeling. If something isn't working or is causing you distress, you can easily shift and change things in order to keep enjoying the sex. Men's Health shared similar info. In an interview with the publication, Dr. Hilda Hutcherson, a professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Columbia University, said girl on top is ideal postpartum position, because it also gives you full control of the speed, depth, and angle of penetration. She warns, however, that you should wait until you are completely comfortable before giving it a go.

"Whether the hurdles are physical or psychological, sex may not be comfortable for weeks or even months after a woman gives birth," she said.

If you feel that you are healed enough to have sex and your doctor has given you the go-ahead, then girl on top may be the way to go after giving birth. By having the ability to control every motion yourself, you can make sure to have an enjoyable first sexual experience postpartum for both you and your partner.