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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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Can anything happen if you have sex a week and one day after delivery??

Can anything happen if you have sex a week and one day after delivery??

Increased infection: There is an increased risk for infections if you have intercourse in the immediate time frame after delivery. There cervix typically is not fully closed and this can allow more bacteria into the uterus and upper genital tract. It's better to wait 6 weeks following delivery after your physician has examined you and given you the go ahead. ...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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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 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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Is 3 1/2 weeks postpartum to early for intercourse and to start working out doing sit ups, walking, and crunches?

Is 3 1/2 weeks postpartum to early for intercourse and to start working out doing sit ups, walking, and crunches?

No: As long as you had a normal delivery and you are feeling well you should be able to gradually increase your physical activity and intercourse. ...Read more

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Almost 8 weeks postpartum and haven't had period yet. Unprotected intercourse 13 days ago. If I used pregnancy test today, will it be accurate?

Almost 8 weeks postpartum and haven't had period yet. Unprotected intercourse 13 days ago. If I used pregnancy test today, will it be accurate?

Would be better if: You waited another week, but @2 weeks you should get a result. You would have to repeat it anyway in 1 week if you are still late. Don't trust that you are not pregnant until you have had 3 consecutive negative tests each 1 week apart. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more

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8 weeks postpartum, 1st period is black, sometimes pelvic pain when sneezing, and painful intercourse, could it be ovarian cysts or is it normal?

8 weeks postpartum, 1st period is black, sometimes pelvic pain when sneezing, and painful intercourse, could it be ovarian cysts or is it normal?

Still healing.: The first period after birth may be abnormal, but usually corrects the next time. Your other symptoms way reflect your body still healing, so give it some more time. If you are concerned, go see your GYN. ...Read more

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Unprotectd sex didn't intercourse im sure im not come. Hymen is not brokn. After it she hav 2regulr period of 5dys she is prgnent? Hlp we r only 18yr

Unprotectd sex didn't intercourse im sure im not come. Hymen is not brokn. After it she hav 2regulr period of 5dys she is prgnent? Hlp we r only 18yr

Probably not: But the only way to tell is with a pregnancy test. If you do not wish to have babies now, then use contraception. It is available everywhere. Good luck. ...Read more

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Does OPK detect when the egg has been released or when you should have sex? As I thought u should hav sex prior to ovulation

Does OPK detect when the egg has been released or when you should have sex? As I thought u should hav sex prior to ovulation

Pre-ovulation: The lh surge detection kits determine approximately 24 to 48 hours before ovulation. This is the time when intercourse should occur. ...Read more

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Vry tight hymen ring. Severe pain if try to hav an intercourse...I need to get preg. Any suitable option. Tryin to hav sex frm 13 mnths bt wasn't psbl.

Vry tight hymen ring. Severe pain if try to hav an intercourse...I need to get preg. Any suitable option. Tryin to hav sex frm 13 mnths bt wasn't psbl.

Hymenotomy: Your doctor can perform a hymenotomy to relax the hymenal ring and decrease your symptoms. This can be done in the clinic with a local anesthtic but is most often done in an operating room under adequate general anesthesia. ...Read more