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How long do I need to wait to have sex once I have given birth?

How long do I need to wait to have sex once I have given birth?

6 weeks: In general, we want you to wait for 6 weeks until having sex. The cervix is still open and bacteria can get into the uterus where it can cause infection. At your 6 week check up after delivery, your doctor will examine you and determine if you should wait longer. ...Read more

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Couples often worry about having sex during pregnancy. They may be afraid that having sex could cause a miscarriage or harm the baby. It is best to talk to your doctor or nurse midwife about your specific situation to make sure you are considered at low risk for complications such a ...Read more


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Hi, I just finished amoxicillin for a sinus infection yesterday. I have been taking birth control. How long do I need to wait to have sex again safely?

Hi, I just finished amoxicillin for a sinus infection yesterday. I have been taking birth control. How long do I need to wait to have sex again safely?

It is recommended: that you wait at least 1 week from the time you finished the antibiotics. You also could use a condom, which will give you added protection now. ...Read more

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After a woman gives birth how long do I have to wait to have sex? How many weeks ? My son is 4weeks old and me and my boyfriend really wanna have sex

After a woman gives birth how long do I have to wait to have sex? How many weeks ? My son is 4weeks old and me and my boyfriend really wanna have sex

The general rule is: Wait longer in this case. The recommendation to have a great chance at a successful family life and to raise healthy children is to be married, settled down, and have jobs that offer health insurance. If a woman is not married, and there is a boyfriend, the next recommendation would be marriage. Sex can come later, after getting on good birth control, unless the new couple is wanting another baby. ...Read more

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If you miss one pill of birth control how long you have to wait to have sex?

If you miss one pill of birth control how long you have to wait to have sex?

Birth control : First of all you should take your pill as soon as you rembered then go back to your routine and dont forget to take the pills regularly. There is never a safe answer. Wait a few days, take your plls and good luck ...Read more

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I started birth control mid cycle and I was wondering how long should I wait to have sex or how long till it's effective ?

I started birth control mid cycle and I was wondering how long should I wait to have sex or how long till it's effective ?

2 weeks: If you start in the middle of the cycle then you need to wait two weeks before you rely on it. Use condoms until then. If you start during your period then you can rely on them faster ...Read more

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How long should I wait to have sex after my period if I'm on birth control?

How long should I wait to have sex after my period if I'm on birth control?

Why wait?: One does not have to stop having sex during the period. Most couples continue to have a full sex life throughout the complete cycle on birth control. ...Read more

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Does the skin test/ TB shot affect birth control, if so how long do you have to wait to have sex?

Does the skin test/ TB shot affect birth control, if so how long do you have to wait to have sex?

See below: TB skin test does not affect birth control. You may have sex when you feel like it. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time, every time. You may consider implanted contraceptive, or IUD. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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How long do I have to wait to have sex without a condom until my estrogen 10 birth control starts working?

How long do I have to wait to have sex without a condom until my estrogen 10 birth control starts working?

Oral contraceptives: Are you referring to lo loestrin fe? Normally, one needs back up protection from pregnancy for the first month on oral contraceptives. However, oral contraceptives will not protect against std's. ...Read more

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