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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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Is it safe to have sex a week and a half post partum?

Is it safe to have sex a week and a half post partum?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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Can i still have sex even though my cervix is low because i am 5 weeks postpartum?

Can i still have sex even though my cervix is low because i am 5 weeks postpartum?

Sex after baby: It is recommended to delay sexual intercourse until you are 6 weeks post partum and have seen your Ob/Gyn to make sure you have healed completely. ...Read more

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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

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I'm 3 weeks postpartum when can I begin to workout and have intercourse?

I'm 3 weeks postpartum when can I begin to workout and have intercourse?

Depends: The answer is going to depend on your medical and obstetrical history and your planned method of contraception. Normal vaginal deliveries with no tearing, stitches or complications may resume activities once they are on birth control and when they feel comfortable. ...Read more

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I had intercourse with my husband on the 34th day postpartum ... Can i get pregnant?

I had intercourse with my husband on the 34th day postpartum ... Can i get pregnant?

Yes, but not likely: 34 days is still quite soon after delivery, so a woman may not be ovulating yet. But if she happens to ovulate, she can get pregnant. That means a woman who has sex every few days, and is not on birth control, can get pregnant with her first postpartum ovulation before her period returns. That can be a good thing or a bad thing, depending on how far apart she wants to space her children. ...Read more

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I'm 35days postpartum i had unprotected intercourse with my husband on feb 14 today is the 16th when can I find out if i'm pregnant or not?

I'm 35days postpartum i had unprotected intercourse with my husband on feb 14 today is the 16th when can I find out if i'm pregnant or not?

7-10 days : Home pregnancy tests are very accurate. They are the same tests used in a doctors office. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period. If you doubt the result you can repeat it in 1-2 days. If you were pregnant the hormone level would rise enough for detection. ...Read more

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