I'm approx 10 weeks postpartum. I was signed off for intercourse at 4 weeks after a vaginal delivery. I didn't tear except for a small part of my clitoral hood that causes no real issues now at all. However, at 5 weeks we tried to DTD and I ended up bleeding for 3 days afterwards. We waited until 8 weeks postpartum before trying again and this time I bled for a week. I'm exclusively breastfeeding but yet they tried to tell me it was a period. I have implanon and have experienced bleed with that before but that was light spotting. This is always heavy postpartumish bleeding.
Despite the bleeding, sex has become nearly completely unenjoyable. We use lube, he's gentle, etc. It's just so uncomfortable and I always feel really swollen afterwards as if my lady parts are rearranged even though I didn't suffer any real trauma. Does this get better? Has anyone else experienced this? My husband and I were very sexual before and I don't want that to completely go away because I can't enjoy sex anymore. Even masturbation takes effort. Help!