Tune Out the Baby
"Luckily for me, my husband was so mentally scarred by watching the birth that my body had plenty of time to heal and rest before he had any desire to fool around!" jokes Kristabel Hibbard, a mom of one in Enid, Oklahoma. "Seriously, by the time I had energy for hanky-panky, too, the baby was on a more predictable sleep schedule, allowing us a good chunk of time to ourselves. We quickly learned to keep the baby monitor turned down—little hiccups and grunts are not the ideal background soundtrack for this particular activity!"
Tip: Take It from the Top
"The position that I recommend for women who've just had a baby is woman on top, which gives you total control of depth, speed, everything," says Dr. Hutcherson. "If things aren't feeling so great, you can stop. When he's in control, it can be like a runaway locomotive!"