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Sex Isn't Comfortable Since Having Baby: What Can I Do?

Author, sex coach, international speaker, magazine columnist and sexologist Trina Read is here to answer your relationship questions!

Trina's mission is to show couples how to have fun, fresh and meaningful sex. Check out Trina Read’s new book: 'Till Sex Do Us Part: Make your Married Sex Irresistible', or visit trinaread.com.

Reader Question: Since having my baby, I’ve experienced a lot of pain in my hips and sex isn’t comfortable. What can I do?

Tina says: Experiencing hip pain during pregnancy and then for many weeks, even months after birth is not uncommon. It’s normal to struggle with sexual comfort as painful joints can make it tedious to move into a position you are used to. It may mean a few simple tweaks to how you currently have sex.

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First thing is to get a checkup from your family doctor to make sure your body is okay to manage sex. Once your doctor gives the green light, it’s time to take a look at ways to make intercourse comfortable. An excellent foreplay – and way to help you relax your hip joints – is to take a bath together. If you’re dealing with a lot of pain, take painkillers before sex.

New Positions To Try

Most women who have hip pain typically aren’t comfortable in the traditional missionary position (lying on your back) because it requires an abduction movement of your hips. Instead, try both partners lying on their (good) sides, with a pillow between your thighs to help relieve any painful angle of knees.

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Or you can try lying on your back on the edge of the bed with your partner standing up at the end. Or, you can kneel with your body supported by furniture or pillows.

Best Comfortable Sex Tip

Use pillows or a bed wedge to cushion your body in different places to make sex more comfortable.

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