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when can i have sex again after birth?

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Dr. Kevin Fleishman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Usually after 6 week: Sex can usually resume after 6 weeks post partum. However before sex, decide on your method of contraception and realize sex may initially be painful, especially if you are breast feeding, therefore patience and lubrication may be necessary.

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A 41-year-old member asked:

When is it ok to have sex after birth?

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Dr. Megan Bird
Obstetrics and Gynecology 19 years experience
6-8 weeks: After birth the cervix leading to the uterus is open and infection is more likely. Infection during this time can be devastating as well. I recommend no penetrative intercourse (no toys, no anal intercourse, no vaginal intercourse) until you are seen by your doctor usuaully at 6 weeks. They may advise you to wait a week or two.
A 38-year-old member asked:

Do people who have a sex change get a new birth certificate and dl issued?

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Dr. Robert Schnarrs
Plastic Surgery 36 years experience
Yes and no: You will go to the courts and receive a name change as well as drivers lic.
A 29-year-old member asked:

What can happen if you have sex too soon after birth?

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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 26 years experience
Infection, pregnancy: Postpartum sex is not a good idea! infections and bleeding are common and pregnancy can occur with very high risk of complications. In addition, the maternal body is not ready for more childbearing immediately postpartum. Maintain your partner's interest by diversifying your relationship to include common interests other than sex.
A 20-year-old female asked:

Ways herpes two can be transmitted other than sex and birth

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Dr. Claude Parola
Internal Medicine 40 years experience
Direct contact: Direct contact with an infected lesion or infected body fluid is a possible way to be infected with herpes virus.
A 36-year-old member asked:

How can a chronic illness affect your sex life?

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Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
Pain Management 39 years experience
Chronic illness: This usually decreases your desire to have sex and your sex drive. This is due to central neural mechanisms.

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