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I Don't Feel Like Having Sex. What Should I Do to Keep my Partner Happy?

If your doctor has limited your sexual activity, or if you are not in the mood for intercourse, remember to take time for intimacy with your partner. Being intimate does not require having intercourse -- love and affection can be expressed in many ways.

Remind yourselves of the love that created your developing baby. Enjoy your time together. You can take long romantic walks, enjoy candle-lit dinners, or give each other back rubs.

How Soon Can I Have Sex After my Baby Is Born?

In general, you can resume sexual activity when you have recovered, when your bleeding has stopped, and when you and your partner feel comfortable.

Your doctor may recommend that you wait until after your first postpartum doctor appointment before having intercourse with your partner.

After pregnancy, some women notice a lack of vaginal lubrication during intercourse. A water-based lubricant may be used during intercourse to decrease the discomfort of vaginal dryness.

Women who only feed their babies breast milk experience a delay in ovulation (when an egg is released from the ovary) and menstruation. But ovulation will occur before you start having menstrual periods again, so remember that you can still become pregnant during this time. Follow your doctor's recommendation on the appropriate method of birth control to use.

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Reviewed by Nivin Todd, MD on September 29, 2014
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