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When can I have sex again after birth?

When can I have sex again after birth?

Usually after 6 week: Sex can usually resume after 6 weeks post partum. However before sex, decide on your method of contraception and realize sex may initially be painful, especially if you are breast feeding, therefore patience and lubrication may be necessary. ...Read more

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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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When is it ok to have sex after birth?

When is it ok to have sex after birth?

6-8 weeks: After birth the cervix leading to the uterus is open and infection is more likely. Infection during this time can be devastating as well. I recommend no penetrative intercourse (no toys, no anal intercourse, no vaginal intercourse) until you are seen by your doctor usuaully at 6 weeks. They may advise you to wait a week or two. ...Read more

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What can happen if you have sex too soon after birth?

What can happen if you have sex too soon after birth?

Infection, pregnancy: Postpartum sex is not a good idea! infections and bleeding are common and pregnancy can occur with very high risk of complications. In addition, the maternal body is not ready for more childbearing immediately postpartum. Maintain your partner's interest by diversifying your relationship to include common interests other than sex. ...Read more

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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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Gave birth 9 days ago. Bleeding has stopped and had a tubal 8 days ago. Can I have sex tonight?

Gave birth 9 days ago. Bleeding has stopped and had a tubal 8 days ago. Can I have sex tonight?

Yes. Have fun.: It seems like your risk of infection is quite small now that your bleeding has stopped and your risk of pregnancy is even smaller since your tubes have been occluded. You may find it useful to use a "lubricating" cream, gel or moisturizer at first, particularly if you are breastfeeding...otherwise do what makes you most comfortable and enjoy yourself. ...Read more

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How long can I have sex unprotected after stopping birth control pills?

How long can I have sex unprotected after stopping birth control pills?

Always & never: You can have unprotected sex at any time if you want to be pregnant. If not, never. ...Read more

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I gave birth on the 4th of april I had my IUD put in yesterday. Can I have sex the next day without a condom?

Sure, if you feel ok: So long as you feel up to it! an iud is effective immediately for birth control, so the real determining factor is when you feel physically recovered from childbirth (and the iud insertion) and comfortable resuming sexual activity. ...Read more

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