Sex After Baby

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Sex After Baby
Mon, 10-15-2012 - 8:54am

Do you remember when Jessica Simpson spilled the beans about having sex a mere 3 weeks after she gave birth to baby Maxwell? And Tori Spelling revealed that she got pregnant with baby #4 when third child Hattie was, um, a month old?

Turns out, they're not the only new mamas feeling frisky so soon. Researchers at University of Michigan recently determined that sexual desire returns to pregnancy-levels within about three to four weeks postpartum -- causing many to hop back in the sack!

Sex After Baby: What Do a Quarter of New Moms Have in Common With Jessica Simpson and Tori Spelling?

I don't think I was ever part of this club!  Pure exhaustion had me wait (at least) 6 weeks.  How about you?

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Mon, 10-15-2012 - 10:27am

With dd#1, a natural birth, I wasn't cleared until 8 weeks (and bled up through that point anyway).  With #'s 2-4, all c-sections, I was cleared at 2 weeks.  I dtd at 2 weeks with #2 due to a deployment (dh at the time was heading to Iraq for a year).  With #3 and #4, I waited until 3 weeks, lol.  I agree that fatigue puts a damper on things most of the time, and coordinating with 4 kids in the house (2 under 2) is almost impossible.  But I'm one of those people who never quite loses my libido.

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Registered: 02-21-2011
Mon, 10-15-2012 - 11:06pm

With DS#1 we waited until 5 weeks. This time we waited 3.5. 

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Wed, 10-17-2012 - 9:26pm

We're on week six and still nothing!! I feel really sorry for DH, we DTD the night before I went into labor and that was the last time!  I'm exhausted, and he works 3rd shift so that makes things even more challenging!! Soon enough I'm sure! 


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Registered: 11-26-2011
Sat, 10-20-2012 - 5:48am

I waited a 1.5 weeks one because my hormones were going crazy. I totally felt up to it because my bleeding stopped and my DH was going back to Afghanistan in less than a week until next year.

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