sex after a c section
will it feel the same as before? since i did not have a vaginal birth or any labour I imagine it would not feel bad or weird?
I did not get to have sex during pregnancy because I had such bad SPD muscle pain which has gone now, so when the lochia stops will doing the deed be as painful as a post vaginal birth???
There is no consistent answer for this I’m afraid. Every mother is an individual and will have her own experience and sensations to deal with. Because you’ve not had the vaginal stretching/episiotomy/tear and perineal healing then intercourse is likely to feel much the same as before. With a caesarian section delivery the incision is into the lower muscle of the uterus, well clear of the vagina and cervix. So it’s unlikely you’ll feel any caesarian related discomfort, other than maybe some abdominal muscle pulling.
The general recommendation is to withhold having sex until six weeks after the caesarian, until the mother is comfortable and ready and she has stopped bleeding. Check with your midwife or obstetrician if you’re unsure.
30 Jun 2012