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Sexuality and Sex After Baby

One of the most common questions after the birth of baby is, “When can we have sex again?” The physical energy, schedule changes, and time that it takes to care for a baby, can all affect your sex life. Sometimes desire and energy don’t match up, due to the demands of being a parent.

For additional information and answers to common questions:

What happens to my body after delivery? English / Francais

When is it safe to have sex after having a baby? English / Francais

What to expect the first time after baby? English / Francais

Did you know that the World Health Organization recommends that women space their pregnancies by at least two years? Spacing the pregnancy by about two years gives your body a chance to recover from pregnancy and childbirth and allows you to focus your attention on your baby before another child arrives. Child spacing also decreases the chance of poor health for mother and baby.

Breastfeeding women need to know about Breastfeeding and Birth Control. What are my other options for birth control postpartum? English / Francais

Check out Birth Control Fact Sheets  for more information on birth control methods.

For more information on sexuality and services in Simcoe Muskoka, please contact your health care provider or contact Health Connection by calling 1-705-721-7520 or 1-877-721-7520 Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., by email or connect with us wherever you are on Facebook or Twitter.

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