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Women’s Sexual Health After Childbirth

Women’s Sexual Health After ChildbirthSexual health issues, such as vaginal dryness and low libido, are common for women after childbirth.

Doctors usually advise new mothers to wait six weeks after delivery before having vaginal sex again. But it may take longer for a woman’s body to heal. She may still have stitches. Any cuts made in the vaginal area during the birth can still be sore.

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Sexual health issues, such as vaginal dryness and low libido, are common for women after childbirth. Click here to tweet.

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Vaginal dryness can be a problem, too. When a woman breastfeeds, the levels of two hormones – estrogen and testosterone – drop. As a result, the vagina might not become sufficiently lubricated for intercourse. A lubricant or vaginal moisturizer may help.

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