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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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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