There is an assumption that after a pregnancy loss — through abortion or miscarriage — a woman will not want to have sex for a long time. However, there are women for whom sex is a part of the healing process and those women seem to be largely ignored. After you lose a baby the main thing you want at least in my experience is to feel like yourself again. I had my miscarriage last Friday and bleeding stopped Thursday.
When Is It Safe to Have Sex Following a Miscarriage?
How Couples Can Approach Sex and Intimacy After Miscarriage | Fatherly
Everything changed when you saw the two pink lines show up on that pregnancy test—but here you are in the confusing space after a miscarriage with a thousand thoughts swirling around your brain: How soon can I try again? What if this happens again? And, let's be honest: What does this mean for my sex life? Sex after miscarriage is a complicated topic—and what's "normal" when it comes to feeling physically and mentally ready for sex again can vary widely.
How to Approach Sex and Intimacy After Miscarriage
This usually happens within two weeks. The reason your doctor will advise you to wait is due to your cervix dilating as a part of the physical process of miscarriage. By the time the bleeding stops, your cervix should be closed again. In addition to avoiding sexual intercourse , your doctor will likely advise you to avoid tampons and douching for at least one to two weeks.
Sex after miscarriage depends on the individual. Generally, couples can resume sex when they feel ready, but this time frame will vary from couple to couple. There are physical and emotional factors to consider. On the physical side, many doctors suggest waiting to have sex until the bleeding from the miscarriage has stopped and the woman has had at least one normal menstrual period.