Daily Health Tips:Post-Pregnancy Bleeding After Sexual Intercourse


Q: I delivered my baby 3 months ago. The first time hubby made love to me I bled 5-6days as if I was menstruating, This has happened many times. Please what is the cause and what should I do for this to stop?

A: Congratulations on your new baby!

Usually, after having a baby, the level of the hormone estrogen is quite low. This lasts for about 4 to 6 weeks after having baby. If you’re breastfeeding your baby, however, this low estrogen level would persist for as long as you nurse our baby. The absence of estrogen contributes to vaginal dryness. The dryness, of course, makes sexual intercourse that much more painful at this time when your body is struggling to get back into the groove and your mind is struggling with trying not to remember the diapers you have to change and laundry to wash! Not exactly the most romantic turn of events, aye? 😀

The main consequence of vaginal dryness is the fact that it affects sex life such that these women experience significant pain and sometimes, bleeding. Other problems that vaginal dryness could cause include soreness, itching and burning around the vaginal area, recurrent urinary tract infections and frequency of urinating etc. However, you should also get this bleeding checked out by your doctor to rule out any other cause of bleeding there.

As you start to breastfeed your baby less frequently, the dryness should ease off. If the vaginal dryness and subsequent bleeding is due to rushed foreplay, there should be a conscious effort to slow down allow enough time for foreplay and sometimes, discussion with the partner may be helpful. Avoid heavily perfumed products like sanitary towels, tissues etc which may lead to irritation of the vagina and subsequent dryness etc.

For a related post, please click on this https://chatwithdrketch.com/2016/02/20/daily-health-tipssexual-intercourse-after-baby/

Have a great night, y’all 😀

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