Sex After Baby
Updated: Mar 7, 2021
MamaTalks interview with Dr. Jessica Voge, Ob/Gyn.
Many couples will encounter challenges to their sexual life after having a baby. Watch this informative Q&A with Dr. Jessica to learn about these issues and potential solutions.
-When is it healthy to start having vaginal intercourse again after birth? Does it differ for vaginal vs c-section birth, or if there were complications such as perineal tearing?
-Many couples struggle with low desire or decreased orgasm after having a child. What causes these difficulties? What hormone changes are involved? And what can you do to help with this?
-What do you recommend for women who experience pain with intercourse?
-Physical intimacy is also dependent on emotional safety and feeling supported by one's partner. What strategies have you found to be helpful for advocating for your needs as a new mom and getting support from your partner?
*Stay tuned for Part 2 of my interview with Dr. Jessica on Contraception After Birth - coming soon!
Dr. Jessica Voge is a native Oregonian. She grew up in Clackamas, went to the University of Oregon for undergraduate followed by Oregon Health & Science University for both medical school and OBGYN Residency. She has since been providing obstetric and gynecologic care at Good Samaritan Hospital in NW Portland. When not working, she is busy with her family and fitness. She is training for her 7th marathon and working on running every day of 2021 while raising her 7 and 4 year old kids.