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Pregnancy and prenatal care

Is it normal to be afraid of intercourse after giving birth?

It is normal for some women to experience fear or discomfort during intercourse after giving birth. This can be due to physical factors such as vaginal or perineal tearing, episiotomy, or hemorrhoids, as well as emotional factors such as trauma or depression. It is important for women to talk to their healthcare provider about any concerns they have regarding intercourse after giving birth and to work with them to develop a plan for recovery and healing.