How to Prepare for Postpartum Sex

How to Prepare for Postpartum Sex

How to Prepare for Postpartum Sex

We've got another great episode for you today featuring Pelvic PT, Jeanice Mitchell! We talk all about preparing for postpartum sex, the importance of pelvic health, how to increase your libido, and more! 

Jeanice starts off by talking about how important it is to understand the anatomy of what happened to your body after giving birth. Everyone is different, so it’s not a “one size fits all.” The average amount of time to wait to have sex after giving birth is six weeks, but that really can vary. Some births may have done more damage to your body, so there is no need to feel bad about wanting to wait longer, or in some cases, wait less. There are other ways to be sexual with your partner that doesn’t involve vaginal insertion, but it’s important to communicate your partner your boundaries and how you are healing.  

Some great tips she gives for preparing overall for postpartum sex include:

  • Look at your vulva and understanding your anatomy
  • Train your pelvic floor muscles by doing pelvic floor exercises
  • Consult with your pelvic physical therapist
  • Do perineal massages
  • Examine your pelvic floor muscles
  • Communicate with your partner
  • Make your health a priority 

Pelvic floor muscle training could be a great way to improve your pelvic floor strength after giving birth. She provides multiple links and training down below that involve tips, workouts, and more to dive deeper on this topic. 


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Also on, they have included access to join Jeanice for weekly live pelvic floor-focused workouts that are great for postpartum.  Mon/Wed at 12:00 pm EST.  

All content including items 1 & 2 is included for just $9.99/mo with a free 14-day trial. 


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*Mommy Knows Best is committed to providing informational, motivational, and inspiring videos to all moms. Statements in this video are for informational purposes only and are not to be taken as medical advice or recommendation. Any health concern or condition should be brought to the attention of your doctor.