If you thought being pregnant changed up your sex life, get ready to experience the world that is postpartum sex. The first time having sex after a baby can be a bit of a big deal. Some couples might have no had sex for weeks or even months since the baby was born. Others might not have had sex at all during the pregnancy, especially if they were placed on pelvic rest by their OB/GYNs. Doctors recommend new moms wait up to 6 weeks before doing the deed, to give the body time to heal and adjust.
And if you wonder what that first romp in the sack will be like, well, just check out these memes that describe sex after having a baby to a tee.
1. Simply NOPE
Because it doesn’t just “happen.” There’s a need for quite a bit of preparation, thankyouverymuch.
2. Totally Read…zzzzzz
When you want to let your significant other know you think you’re finally ready to do it again…except you’re a tired-ass mom.
When you think that first time is going to happen, but instead it turns out it’s your first postpartum period. Whoops!
4. UH wait.
And then when you’re just about to, but then you remember the last time you had good sex, you got pregnant. And suddenly…it doesn’t seem as appealing.
5. Going to take a bit
You remind your partner there’s going to be a lot of foreplay involved…
6. Give it a go?
Yeah, your partner may try to poke you into the mood that first time (even after they’ve probably been rejected 204409309 times before).
7. Oh. hi.
If you have a male partner, this may very well be your reaction to finally seeing your partner undressed.
8. Not so fast
The whole time, you’re terrified this is the exact moment your newborn will decide they need a snack…
Of course, it could be worse…
10. Tired is real
Of course, getting to that first postpartum encounter is hard. You’ve probably made promises but parenting is tiring, damn it!
11. Is it worth it?
When you’re thinking that first time might actually burn off some of the baby weight.
12. Not going to be the same right away
Regardless, you’re just not going to be ready for a marathon that first time. Time to call it quits, lover.
13. Painful? Terrifying? Yep
Some might be so glad they finally got to have sex again (because 6+ weeks can be quite a long time to wait for many couples). But if you’re still sore down there, or if your c-section scar is still tender, it can be painful if not a bit scary. Just remember, don’t do it until you’re sure you’re ready, and go really slow. There’s no rush. Oh, and make sure to time it so your kiddo has just fallen asleep so you’ve got at least a few uninterrupted minutes—wink, wink.