It’s six weeks after your delivery. Your husband gives you The Look and says, “Honey, the doctor says we can have sex now.” But just the thought of doing the horizontal tango makes you want to throw up. Why? Well it’s pretty simple really:
● You’re exhausted.
But the doctor has given you the OK. So you give it a try … and another try … and even one more try. But it still doesn’t work. Sex is just WAY too painful. And we’re talking hold-your-breath, cling-to-a-pillow and shriek-in-agony pain. This is called dyspareunia – in other words: painful sex.
● Your breasts have already been mauled by your new baby.
● You’ve not had a moment to shower in weeks.
● You’re probably feeling a wee bit tender “down there.”
● Your perineum is still recovering from your doctor’s fancy crochet work.
“I felt incredibly swollen and bruised inside. And I thought I was the only one who was going through it. But I couldn’t have been more wrong.” – Kira, a new mom.
Dyspareunia is more common than you’d think. In fact, one in five women can be affected by painful sex after delivery.