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When can we have oral sex again after childbirth?

When can we have oral sex again after childbirth?

After about 6 weeks: As a general rule, sexual activity of any kind should wait until the vagina and perineum have completely healed and your bleeding has stopped. This will usually take about 4 to 6 weeks, depending on whether you had any tears or an episiotomy. After that, take it slow. As long as the sexual activity does not cause pain, you are unlikely to be damaging anything or threatening your health. ...Read more

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When can I start having anal sex again after childbirth?

When can I start having anal sex again after childbirth?

6-8 weeks: The cervix leading to the uterus is open for about 6 weeks after delivery. When the cervix is open, bacteria can get inside the uterus and cause an infection. Anal intercourse can cause the bacteria to move up the vagina and increase the risk of infection. ...Read more

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Can sex be pleasurable months after a vagina tear from childbirth?

Can sex be pleasurable months after a vagina tear from childbirth?

Yes: Yes, it is just not the size of vaginal orifice, there are other nerve fiber which are involved in pleasure. ...Read more

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Will it be painful to have sex for the first time after childbirth?

Will it be painful to have sex for the first time after childbirth?

Possibly: After childbirth estrogen levels drop which can cause a decrease in vaginal lubrication. Add to this any stitches or tears that might have occurred during delivery and it can be uncomfortable for some women to have sex. Waiting 6 weeks after delivery, using lubricant and going slow the first few times after delivery is the best way to make sure that it is pleasurable for you too. ...Read more

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What do the experts think, should my man still enjoy having sex with me after childbirth?

What do the experts think, should my man still enjoy having sex with me after childbirth?

Certainly hope so: Hopefully he will find you just as sexy as before baby & same applies to you. Will be worth practicing kegel exercises to return tone to your pelvic floor muscles if vagina feels too loose after the baby. Congratulations upon having baby at your age & good luck to the 3 of you. ...Read more

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How soon after childbirth with an episiotomy can a woman have sex?

How soon after childbirth with an episiotomy  can a woman have sex?

40-60 days: it really depend how bad the episiotomy is, first you have to allow enough time for the wound to heal,and that take up to 30 days ,could be more. second you have to give the uterus enough time to heal,and stop bleeding,and that take anyway between 30-40 days. third you have to give enough time for the cervix to completely close and become tight,to prevent any infection, last ask your doctor. ...Read more

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Ive only had 1 period since childbirth. Ive been spotting 4 days it started off brown now is red. I had sex 11/23 a week before spotting what's wrong??

Ive only had 1 period since childbirth. Ive been spotting 4 days it started off brown now is red. I had sex 11/23 a week before spotting what's wrong??

Post partum periods: Periods after delivery can be "spotty" or "irregular" especially if breast feeding. however, you don't say when you delivered and how long the periods have been absent or sketchy. If the 11/23 sex event was unprotected then a pregnancy test is needed at the end of this cycle as well. ...Read more

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Extreme pain in lower abdomin. Worst than childbirth happened after normal sex dr thinks endometriosis back or o cyst ultrasound tom@8:30am wait or ER?

Extreme pain in lower abdomin. Worst than childbirth happened after normal sex dr thinks endometriosis back or o cyst ultrasound tom@8:30am wait or ER?

Depends: It is usually best to see your own doctor as opposed to going the ER. However, if you can't deal with the pain, or you are having other symptoms such as feeling dizzy or faint; a rapid heart-beat; bleeding or your symptoms are severe, you should go to the ER. Best wishes! ...Read more

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After having 1st period after childbirth doc put me on estelle 35 ed. I had sex after 9 hormone pills. I have had blood in cervical mucus since. Why?

Post pregnancy: After taking oral contraceptives for nine days, your body is protected against pregnancy up to and effectiveness of approximately 96%. The bleeding is likely coming from changes the cervix and uterus are making after having had a baby. It's normal for women to have a regular feeding even to six months after delivery ...Read more

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Is there anything that can cause a woman to have a rectocele besides child birth or anal sex?

Is there anything that can cause a woman to have a rectocele besides child birth or anal sex?

Bad genes.: Genetic predisposition, chronic constipation, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (coughing), asthma, diabetes mellitus and multiple childbirths can lead to rectocele. I am not aware of any studies to suggest that anal intercourse is a risk factor. ...Read more

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Please let me know if there is anything that can cause a woman to have a rectocele besides child birth or excesive anal sex?

Please let me know if there is anything that can cause a woman to have a rectocele besides child birth or excesive anal sex?

Rectocele: Chronic constipation or inflammatory bowel disease are also causes of rectoceles in your age group. It is important to have a complete physical exam, including a good rectal exam. Increase both the amount of fiber and fluids you consume, as even if this is not the cause of your problem, it will certainly help symptomatically. ...Read more

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Im a breastfeeding mom. Since my child birth i got my regular montly period. But this month my period didnt came. Weve got sex june 30, nothing follow?

Im a breastfeeding mom. Since my child birth i got my regular montly period. But this month my period didnt came. Weve got sex june 30, nothing follow?

Some thoughts...: Pregnancy is the most common cause of a missed period. If not pregnant, other causes of a late or missed period include: excessive weight loss or weight gain, increased exercising, emotional stress, having an illness, traveling, medicines (especially birth control pills), hormonal disorders, etc… A home urine pregnancy test is very accurate 3 weeks after sex. ...Read more

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How painful is childbirth?

Very painful: At best - Labor pain can feel like really severe menstrual cramps. The cramping radiates from the pelvis to the back or the back to the pelvis. Without an epidural many women find it unbearable during their first pregnancy. Subsequent pregnancies, they are able to tolerate the pain better and the labor can be shorter. ...Read more

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What amount does childbirth hurt?

Varies: DSome women have very little pain with contractions in labor and need no pain medication, but most women do have pain and benefit from some type of pain control management such as IV drugs or and epidural. You should discuss your options with your doctor well before going into labor. ...Read more

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How many women die in childbirth?

How many women die in childbirth?

16-17 per 100,000: Published in the lancet journal in 2010, the rate of maternal death in the us was 16.7 per 100, 000 live births. Ranked 39th in the world, the higher mortality is probably linked to older age and obesity. ...Read more

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How do young women die in childbirth?

How do young women die in childbirth?

Maternal death: Women die in childbirth form blood clots to the lungs, sepsis, bleeding disorders, primary pulmonary hypertension. Lupus, preeclampsia, heart disease, strokes, and other underlying medical disorders. Even in the 21st century, people die. We do the best we can as physicians, but some problems are insurmountable. ...Read more