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Sex 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
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
It depends: If the birth was normal vaginal or cs. If it was vaginal, wether there was an episiotomy, there should be at least 4 weeks, other wise 2 weeks is plenty of time. ...Read more
Postpartum: See your doc in at least a month to get clearance. ...Read more
6 weeks: For many years obs have always said 6 weeks. I would imagine most patients do not wait that long. With an episiotomy, we feel 6 weeks are needed for complete healing. Without an episiotomy there is no need to wait 6 weeks. The uterus takes about 6 weeks to return to normal size but this should not be a factor. With a cesarean certainly 6 weeks makes sense. In short, I would suggest 6 weeks. ...Read more
Sex: That would be a very bad idea. Wait six weeks. ...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 more
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
Contraception: There is a possibility of becoming pregnant. Use contraceptives if you aren't ready to become pregnant again. ...Read more
Pregnancy after delivery I had sex 5 weeks after giving birth and my boyfriend came inside what are the chances that I could be pregnant?
I: I cannot tell you the stastical chance that you are pregnant. However, it is possible to become pregnant five weeks after giving birth even if you have not restarted your period. ...Read more
Had sex 5 weeks after giving birth. I had no tears or sutures. I began bleeding again right after sex and have not stopped bleeding since. Nursing.
Post-partum bleeding: Although you had no tears or sutures and 5 weeks is ample time to heal vaginal lacerations from giving birth, it would be prudent to see your OB-Gyn physician for an exam to rule out other causes of vaginal bleeding such as infection, polyps, fibroids, etc and bleeding disorders, and thyroid hormone levels. ...Read more
Possible: Nursing or not, about 50% of patients can ovulate within 6 weeks of delivery. Don't take chances! Get a pregnancy test at least 10 days after unprotected intercourse (it may take that long to be positive) and see your hcp. ...Read more
Had unprotected sex 2 months after giving birth and a week after my period could I be pregnant again?
Sure. It can happen.: A urine pregnancy test done correctly gives a reliable result 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have happened) or 1 week after missing a period. If done sooner, a positive result is likely real, but a negative result may be due to testing too soon, and therefore lead to a repeat test. If a woman has her normal regular period, then she is not pregnant, and a test is not needed. ...Read more
Yes: Unlikely quite frankly but possible.Get a more detailed answer ›
Hey, I gave birth a month and 5 days ago, I had sex 2 weeks after giving birth he didn't cum in me, took a pregnancy test 14 days after sex it was negative then retest 18 days After still negative, now having some cramping could it just be my period c
Sex after givi birth: Yes it is safe.Get a more detailed answer ›
Great question: I think this is a question many people ask. During the birth process your pelvis undergoes changes to allow the infant to pass through the vagina. There is usually some some soft tissue damage and I would guess some stretching of nerves in the perineum. Give it time, your body has done something remarkable. If you develop pain or bleeding please see your doctor. ...Read more
How long should one wait after giving birth before having orgasm? I know to wait 6 wks for sex, but what about no penetration and just orgasm?
Depends on: When you are ready. No need to wait if your ready and no discomfort. ...Read more
Since giving birth to 3rd child I find sex in certain positions painful. Will this go away? The pain is always in the same spot birth was 4 mnths ago
No!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!: But u should ask your ob, anal sex anytime, but esp right after giving birth can cause your hemm. To get worse, can cause rectal tears or fissures can cause damage to the anal sphincter so u can't control gas or bm, and bacteria can be spread into vagina and you could get a bad infection, and if u had any stitches from the delivery could infect them. ...Read more
Supposed to weight 5: -6 weeks so the cervix is closed and the uterus has involuted to normal size, sometimes depending on what happened at delivery u need to wait longer, but ask your OB and go by what they tell you. ...Read more