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Birth Control After the Baby

birthcontrolafter.jpgIf you've just had a child, you may find it hard to believe, but eventually you are going to be interested in having sex again. In fact, obstetricians say -- and scientific studies back them up -- that most American couples resume having sexual intercourse within several weeks of having a baby. Whether or not you want more children eventually, you probably don't want them right away. That means you have to think about contraception.

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By Beth Weinhouse

If you've just had a child, you may find it hard to believe, but eventually you are going to be interested in having sex again. In fact, obstetricians say -- and scientific studies back them up -- that most American couples resume having sexual intercourse within several weeks of having a baby. (It's a fair bet that much of this post-partum sex is at the male partner's instigation, since the most fervent desire new mothers have when they get into bed is for only one thing: sleep.) Whether or not you want more children eventually, you probably don't want them right away. That means you have to think about contraception.

Gynecologists say the right time to think about after-baby birth control is while you're still pregnant. Having a plan in place gives you one less thing to worry about when you're preoccupied with caring for a newborn. Your first post-partum checkup, at four to six weeks, is another opportunity to speak to your doctor about contraception. While you may very well want to return to a method you were using happily before you got pregnant, there are some new factors to consider:

* Condoms Because they don't need to be fitted and don't require a prescription, condoms are especially easy for new parents to use. But because vaginal dryness is common in the weeks after birth -- and even longer for nursing mothers -- you may feel more comfortable using a lubricated condom or a personal lubricant.
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