We need to remember that we are loving, living, red-blooded adults. This does not change when we have a baby, even if it almost feels like it does. Here are five helpful tips I give to couples in my prenatal classes (the first two are for those of you who delivered vaginally or pushed at all):
Absolutely Do NOT look at your vagina for the first couple weeks postpartum.
Absolutely DO look at your vagina between 4-6 weeks postpartum.
Don't let sex (or lack thereof) become the elephant in the room.
Use a water-based lubricant the first time you have sex.
Breastfeeding is not a reliable form of birth control.