Your physician will let you know when it is safe to resume sexual activity. You should discuss resuming sex with your partner to prevent frustrations and misunderstandings. You may experience a decreased sex drive due to fatigue and the time demands of your baby, and you may be concerned about discomfort if you had a tear, episiotomy or cesarean incision.
When you resume sexual activity, you can expect vaginal dryness due to the hormones of pregnancy and breastfeeding. It is safe to use a water-soluble cream or jelly to help with this problem. If difficulty with sexual intercourse persists, you should talk to your physician.