Sex and intimacy

Doctors recommend waiting at least 6 weeks after baby is born to have sex, but that timeline may be different for you. Ovia offers advice on sex & intimacy.

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Help! I want to have sex more than my partner does

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Why is my libido low? 3 Common reasons for low sex drive 

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What is libido? Plus the factors that can influence it

Dear Ovia, I’m just not in the mood

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What to expect from your postpartum healing timeline

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Why it’s important to track your physical symptoms postpartum

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Vaginal intercourse after pregnancy: What to expect and how to make it better

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When can I have sex if I had a C-section?

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5 ways to get some alone time with your partner

Recognizing unsafe relationships

Maintaining healthy relationships

Staying connected with your partner

Prioritizing intimacy when you have young children