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Is It Ok To Have Sex At 3 Weeks Postpartum
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
I'm 3 weeks C-section postpartum and i stopped bleeding and i'm feeling normal again. Can I have sex?
ASK your OB: Your OB should have already given u instructions regarding that, the usual time to wait is until after your post partum check so your OB can make suree verything is ok which is at 5-6 weeks after delivery. ...Read more
How can they know. I know its 6 weeks postpartum that you and your partner can have sex again, but how do the doctors know if your fully healed?
6 weeks?: 4 weeks post-partum is usually sufficient to heal prior to intercourse. This is based on how long it usually takes the cervix to close. Intercourse too soon can damage any stitches that were placed after birth and cause an infection in the uterus. Intercourse should be aborted if it hurts. Best wishes! ...Read more
In 2 weeks I can have sex but don't want him to touch me. Could it have anything to do with my post partum hormones?
Yes.: Hormonal imbalance is extreme after delivery and maternal depression, blues, anhedonia are not uncommon. There is no concrete period when a woman can resume sexual activity postpartum - it depends on how you feel about it. If you are resuming sexual activity postpartum please use contraception until your child's first birthday. ...Read more
Best to wait 6 weeks: Deliveries often time require repair of vaginal injury requiring sutures or ' stitches'. C-section delivery involves surgical repair of abdominal incision. Sexual intercourse may not only be disruptive to those areas, it may cause pain and further injury. In addition, bleeding from placenta site attachment causes vaginal discharge up to 6 weeks which may predispose to maternal infections. ...Read more
2 weeks: After being on the pill for 2 weeks you would be protected. ...Read more
Is 3 1/2 weeks postpartum to early for intercourse and to start working out doing sit ups, walking, and crunches?
No: As long as you had a normal delivery and you are feeling well you should be able to gradually increase your physical activity and intercourse. ...Read more
Almost 8 weeks postpartum and haven't had period yet. Unprotected intercourse 13 days ago. If I used pregnancy test today, will it be accurate?
Would be better if: you waited another week, but @2 weeks you should get a result. You would have to repeat it anyway in 1 week if you are still late. Don't trust that you are not pregnant until you have had 3 consecutive negative tests each 1 week apart. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more
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