In the immediate days following the birth of a lil one, sex is probably one of the last things on a mama's mind. Between nursing schedules, diaper changes and recovery, women may have little desire for intimacy. In fact, nearly 65 percent of lilsugar readers said they waited about eight weeks to jump back in the saddle, so to speak, while almost all of them commented that the first times weren't the most pleasant experiences.
While lots of Americans wait to get the six-week postpartum OK from their doctors, it appears that the French do things differently. In last week's Guardian newspaper, an ex-pat recalled her shock at receiving a prescription for a procedure called la rééducation périnéale après accouchement — perineal retraining after childbirth — after delivering her babe at a French hospital. To read more about this practice, read more