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What happens if you have sex 6 weeks after giving birth?

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Dr. Jie Xu
Dr. Jie Xuanswered
Obstetrics and Gynecology 17 years experience
Need postpartum appt: We usually recommend that you wait until your postpartum visit in 4 to 6 weeks, so your doctor can make sure you are back to normal. That way you can also discuss birth control options. Hope this helps!

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A member asked:

If you have sex 3 weeks after giving birth with stiches what would happen ? Nothing

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Dr. Andrew Broselow
General Practice 26 years experience
It depends: I assume you at least had a small tear - no damage would likely be done. On the other hand, if you had a more severe cut or tear it could re-open a bit. If you are in pain see your doctor.
GA
A 23-year-old female asked:

What happens if you have sex four days after giving birth?

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Dr. Brad Douglas
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
Not of question : I am unsure if you question concerning For sex 4 days after giving birth, Pregnant that’s very unlikely.
A 47-year-old member asked:

How can I keep my boyfriend satisfied if I can't have sex for 6 weeks after giving birth?

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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 26 years experience
Cook him some dinner: Do not give in to temptation and have sex before at least 6-12 weeks postpartum! in fact, it is recommended that you not get pregnant until your child's first birthday. Find alternative activities of mutual pleasure that do not involve intercourse!
A 47-year-old member asked:

How long after giving birth can you have sex again?

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Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
Supposed to weight 5: -6 weeks so the cervix is closed and the uterus has involuted to normal size, sometimes depending on what happened at delivery u need to wait longer, but ask your OB and go by what they tell you.
Georgia
A 26-year-old female asked:

How soon you can have sex after giving a birth?

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Dr. Jie Xu
Dr. Jie Xuanswered
Obstetrics and Gynecology 17 years experience
4 to 6 weeks: We usually recommend that you wait until your postpartum visit in 4 to 6 weeks, so your doctor can make sure you are back to normal. That way you can also discuss birth control options. Hope this helps!

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