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

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

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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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Can I have sex after giving birth?

Can I have sex after giving birth?

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

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How are ways I can I keep my boyfriend satisfied if I can't have sex after giving birth?

How are ways I can I keep my boyfriend satisfied if I can't have sex after giving birth?

SEX AFTER BIRTH: You can use your imagination.If you can not have vaginal sex, use your hand or your mouth to keep him happy and satisfied. ...Read more

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Is it normal for intercourse to be painful 5 months after giving birth?

Is it normal for intercourse to be painful 5 months after giving birth?

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

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

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

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! ...Read more

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

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

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 more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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

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

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! ...Read more