This study aimed to understand women's sexual health experiences, specifically knowledge, attitudes and norms related to sexual behaviour resumption during the postpartum period. Semi-structured, reproductive health-focused interviews (N = 70) were conducted among women aged 18 years or older (range: 19-78) residing in South Carolina. Findings demonstrated that women identified clinicians as most influential concerning when they should and could resume sexual activity. Some women noted returning to sex earlier than anticipated due to personal and partner desire and indicated achieving considerable sexual satisfaction during the postpartum period. However, other participants noted difficulties resuming sexual activity, including pain and exhaustion from caring for a new baby. Findings provide practical recommendations for health professionals to further develop tailored, timely health messaging related to safe and healthy postpartum sexual behaviours. We discuss recommendations for health professionals to bring further awareness to varied postpartum sexual experiences.