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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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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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How long you can' t have sex after giving birth?

How long you can' t have sex after giving birth?

Ask your OB MD: The answer varies with injuries to the "birth canal" and whether a cesarean section was done or not. ...Read more

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How early can you have anal sex after giving birth?

How early can you have anal sex after giving birth?

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

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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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When is a normal time to start having sex again after giving birth?

When is a normal time to start having sex again after giving birth?

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

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Why do women's sex drives diminish after giving birth?

Why do women's sex drives diminish after giving birth?

Several factors: These factors include: hormonal changes, anatomic changes, social changes, fatigue, depression, time constraints, and new demands and priorities. ...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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Would it be just fine to have sex 1 month after giving birth and no contraceptives taken yet?

Contraception: There is a possibility of becoming pregnant. Use contraceptives if you aren't ready to become pregnant again. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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.

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

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Had sex 3 weeks after giving birth can I get pregnant even if I didn't get my first period?

Had sex 3 weeks after giving birth can I get pregnant even if I didn't get my first period?

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

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Had unprotected sex 2 months after giving birth and a week after my period could I be pregnant again?

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

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Is it possible for me to have sex after 5weeks of giving birth with abdominal hernia?

Is it possible for me to have sex after 5weeks of giving birth with abdominal hernia?

Yes: Yes it is possible. You should however limit your activity based in pain and discomfort as it relates to the hernia. If you find it isnlimitin your activity, see your doctor for an exam. May also need a consultation with a general surgeon. ...Read more

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How soon you can have sex after giving a birth?

How soon you can have sex after giving a birth?

4 to 6 weeks: 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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Why doesn't sex feel the same since giving birth?

Why doesn't sex feel the same since giving birth?

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

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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

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

Have OB MD check: Sometimes a suture doesn't dissolve in the vagina after a repair or scar tissue develops after a C/section producing the discomfort. Have your OB MD examine the area to determine the cause of your pain. ...Read more

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Is anal sex okay, 10 days after giving birth?

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

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How long after giving birth can you have sex again?

How long after giving birth can you have sex again?

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

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How long after giving birth should I way until having sex again?

About two weeks: It is usually recommended you can resume sexual intercourse about two weeks after giving birth. The real answer is you can start having sex again when it feels right for you and your partner. It may be different for different couples. ...Read more

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