Naturally, after a woman has given birth, her vagina changes. It may feel enlarged or wider. It may also feel sore and even dry. It is therefore not surprising when you hear women, especially new mothers, asking their doctors questions like:. Of course, these are valid concerns because most women after delivery do want to get back to their normal routine including having sex with their partners.
Postdelivery hormonal changes may make vaginal tissue thinner and more sensitive. However, most doctors recommend women wait four to six weeks following a vaginal delivery. After your doctor has given you the all clear to resume sexual activities, you may still need to take things slowly. You may also need to wait longer if you have a perineal tear or episiotomy. An episiotomy is a surgical cut to widen the vaginal canal.
On December 29, a woman who had been in a vegetative state for over two decades gave birth in an Arizona nursing facility, prompting authorities to investigate what looks like a case of sexual assault. Days later, the CEO of the corporation that runs the nursing home resigned. Though it was previously reported that the woman had been a patient at Hacienda HealthCare for about 14 years, new records obtained by People found that she had been at the facility since she was between the ages of 2 and 3. The records also indicated that she has quadriplegia and a seizure disorder, along with recurrent pneumonia. A nurse was apparently on hand to deliver the baby, but the alleged months-long oversight does suggest negligence.