Dr. Sklar explains if women can still have orgasms after child birth.
A woman who has been able to have successful orgasms pre-pregnancy and also during pregnancy, who then stops having orgasms at delivery, particularly if it’s a vaginal birth, may have had neurological damage during delivery. And sometimes neurological, sometimes nerves would recover and sometimes they don’t, but there are things that can be done in terms of optimizing everything else such as hormone functioning and blood flow that may enhance a woman’s ability to then have an orgasm again.
About Dr. Sklar, M.D.:
Dr. Susan E. Sklar, M.D., is a board certified obstetrician-gynecologist with extensive training and experience in sexual medicine, menopause, osteoporosis, and other female health issues. Since stopping the practice of obstetrics in 1989, Dr. Sklar has become especially interested in the health issues of mid-life and menopausal women. This includes the controversies about hormone use and questions about the changes that occur during this transition, including the sexual issues. In 2005 she launched her newest project, the Sklar Center for Women's Wellness, a center for the evaluation and treatment of female sexual dysfunction and complex menopause problems.
Dr. Sklar completed her undergraduate work in Chicago and received a medical degree from Boston University. This was followed by specialty training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Beth Israel Hospital in Boston, a Harvard University teaching affiliate.