Suara.com – Many people think that having sex after a cesarean will be easier than after a vaginal or vaginal delivery. But in fact according to obgyn not necessarily like that.
“Major surgery can be accompanied by complications that affect sex. Recovery from a cesarean section should be the top priority after your baby’s health and well-being,” explains certified ob-gyn Staci Tanouye of Jacksonvilee Beach, Florida.
Based on InsidersHere are two things you need to know after a cesarean before deciding to have sex:
1. Pregnancy puts pressure on the pelvic floor which affects sexual function
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“Women will often experience pelvic floor problems after delivery, even if it’s by caesarean section,” explains physical therapist Andrea Michelson.
So, the pelvis of a woman who has just given birth is still in the recovery period for a while.
To help relax and stabilize traumatized muscles during pregnancy and childbirth, Ball recommends yoga or Kegel exercises.
2. Wait 6 weeks before resuming sex
While there are no definite rules about this, Tanouye says six weeks is the standard time.
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“That’s the average amount of time it takes for the uterus to return to its normal size, the cervix to close, and the incision in the abdomen to heal properly,” he said.
If you resume sexual activity too soon, the risk is infection.
To be sure, Tanouye suggests consulting with your doctor and partner about this sexual activity.