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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 37-year-old member asked:

When is a normal time to start having sex again after giving birth?

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Dr. Richard Godt
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
6 weeks: For many years obs have always said 6 weeks. I would imagine most patients do not wait that long. With an episiotomy, we feel 6 weeks are needed for complete healing. Without an episiotomy there is no need to wait 6 weeks. The uterus takes about 6 weeks to return to normal size but this should not be a factor. With a cesarean certainly 6 weeks makes sense. In short, i would suggest 6 weeks.
A 35-year-old member asked:

Is it normal to not want to have sex after giving birth?

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Dr. Megan Bird
Obstetrics and Gynecology 19 years experience
It is: Part of the postpartum changes you go through is a rapid change in hormones. The estrogen and Progesterone that were surging through your pregnancy suddenly drop down to normal or even low levels. So it is pretty normal to not be interested in sex. Plus your body has gone through a pretty big trauma and you need time to recover.
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A 21-year-old female asked:

Is it okay to have sex 4 weeks after giving birth or is it a must to wait 6 wks?

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Dr. Raffia Qutab
Family Medicine 14 years experience
Sex and birth: If you had a c-section then take it easy. With normal vaginal delivery patients have reported having sex within a few weeks.
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.

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