10/29/2012 10:21 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Sex After Childbirth, From Dr. Pepper Schwartz (WATCH)

It takes a while for the vaginal area to recover after childbirth, so when can you resume having sex with your partner? Love and relationship expert Dr. Pepper Schwartz told me that after giving birth, you can engage in sexual relations whenever you feel ready. Pain is the main thing that would prevent you from getting back into the swing of things, but if you feel fine, it should be fine to have sex again.

And for more fantastic advice from Dr. Pepper Schwartz, see her tips on sex, dating and relationships:

Dr. Pepper Schwartz's Tips On Dating, Sex And Relationships

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