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Is It Normal To Not Want To Have Sex After Giving Birth
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. ...Read more
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
Eventually...: It's not recommended to have intercourse soon after birth because it increases the chances of getting an infection in the uterus and is frequently painful. Most docs recommend a 4-6 week vacation even if you've had a c/section. If you had an episiotomy or laceration repair, you can tear out your stitches and have a difficult time healing. It's best to consult with your Ob about your specific case. ...Read more
DYSPAREUNIA: Enough has happened since you gave birth. Although not rare, 5 mos seems like a long time. Please discuss with your gyn. ...Read more
OK: Some say 6 weeks, some say 4 weeks, others may have a different recommendation. I have always recommended 4 weeks pelvic rest after a delivery, vaginal or cesarean - I have not had any patients have a problem because or resuming relations at four weeks. I think you would be ok, but if your doctor has said 6 weeks, youshould listen to him/her first. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I suffered a 4° tear after giving birth and was told to have sex before my next appointment but my boyfriend refuses, what can I do?
Get a new boyfriend?: First, i don't know why you were told to have sex prior to your next appointment, other than to perhaps keep the vagina in a condition that will allow for normal sexual activity. How long ago was the tear? From a physical standpoint, you could simply utilize dildos or vibrators to get the same implied effect. I wonder if the doc said that you 'could' have sex, not that you 'had' to do so? ...Read more
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