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A 42-year-old member asked:

When can i have sex again after birth?

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Dr. Kevin Fleishman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 32 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 20 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.

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