Mum Says She Had Sex Just Two Hours After Giving Birth
A woman has said she had sex just two hours after giving birth, while still in her hospital bed.
Forty-four-year-old Deborah Hodge, from London, says her and her partner at the time got down to it just hours after giving birth to her fourth child back in 2013 via emergency cesarean section.
Debbie is one of a number of women who is now speaking out in an attempt to break the taboo around new mums and sex.
In an interview with the Sun, Debbie said: "As Amelia lay in her cot, my partner and I were having a cuddle on the bed, when before I knew it we were having sex."
The mum says after the birth of her fourth child, she was placed in a private room to recuperate and ended up having sex with the baby's dad.
She said that she had been given epidural pain relief during the birth and says that might be why she didn't feel any pain during sex.
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She added: "There was just this incredible closeness between us. I didn't feel sexy, but I did feel special. I couldn't believe we'd done it - I put it down to all the drugs I was on!"
She revealed that she felt ready to have sex within two weeks of giving birth to all four of her kids. After initially having sex two hours after giving birth, Debbie says her and her ex-partner were sleeping together three days after returning home from the hospital.
She says the couple had always enjoyed an active sex life prior to the birth - including throughout her pregnancy - and that kept up after she went home. Debbie said that the pair 'experimented with different positions' to avoid splitting her stitches.
Offering advice to new mums, she added: "I do think new mums should get back into the saddle when it comes to sex - putting it off isn't a good idea."
The good ol' NHS offers lots of advice for new mums (and dads) about having sex after child birth, which can read more about here, if you wish.
The upshot is, there are no hard and fast rules about when you should get back to it but if you do fancy a bit - and don't want another baby straight away - make sure you're using contraception.
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