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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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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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Period comes 2 times after giving birth than stops, is it normal?

Period comes 2 times after giving birth than stops, is it normal?

Could be an issue: If after having a baby a woman has 2 periods and then periods stop for 2 or more months there is likely something going on stopping ovulation. Common causes include stress, thyroid or prolactin hormone issues, weight gain or loss, eating too much soy, for instance. Get checked if its been over 2-3 months with no period. Check pregnancy test. ...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 can your first period last after giving birth. On day 6 and it's still at a normal flow. Not looking like spotting any time soon.

How long can your first period last after giving birth. On day 6 and it's still at a normal flow. Not looking like spotting any time soon.

Varies : The first period is usually 3-6 weeks later. Often the first period is a little off from your norm. It is often too long or too short. Too heavy or two light. Things usually get back to normal after that. If you are breast-feeding irregularity may continue. Birth control will regulate you if needed. ...Read more

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How fertile are you after giving birth to a 22week old child that came out sleeping can I be pregnant so fast after just few times sex. And no period ?

How fertile are you after giving birth to a 22week old child that came out sleeping can I be pregnant so fast after just few times sex. And no period ?

Take the test: If you want to know if you are pregnant, take a test. In today's world you do not need to wonder if you are pregnant or not based on symptoms. Pregnancy tests are available at any pharmacy and in minutes you will have your answer. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period. ...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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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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How long after giving birth should I start my normal cycle again?

How long after giving birth should I start my normal cycle again?

Depends: After giving birth, the first period will typically come in 6-8 weeks if a woman is not breast feeding. If she is breastfeeding it varies. Some women get their period back when baby starts skipping feedings at night, and some women don't get their cycles until after no longer breast feeding. Either way first period typically is heavier than usual. ...Read more

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Which is the perfect time to exercise after giving birth to a child?

Which is the perfect time to exercise after giving birth to a child?

No perfect time: There is no perfect time to exercise. If you had a normal vaginal delivery without complication you can exercise as soon as you feel up to it. If you had complications or a vaginal tear then get clearance from your Obgyn. ...Read more

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I lost 8kilos after giving birth last feb 7 is this a normal weight lost?

I lost 8kilos after giving birth last feb 7 is this a normal weight lost?

Takes time: It took you about 9 months to gain that weight during pregnancy and it may take as long to achieve your prepregnancy weight although there is no set formula as it varies from woman to woman. ...Read more

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I tore (2nd degree) while giving birth, are my chances more or less that i'll tear next time?

I tore (2nd degree) while giving birth, are my chances more or less that i'll tear next time?

Less: A second degree tear for a first time mom is pretty average. Generally the second time around you will tear less, unless the second baby is significantly bigger. ...Read more

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What is normal discharge around 2 weeks after giving birth?

What is normal discharge around 2 weeks after giving birth?

Varies: After giving birth there are a variety of types of discharge. Some women will have white discharge, pink discharge, frank bleeding of bright red blood, or passing dark brown clots. Really nearly anything is normal and it's normal for it to fluctuate. The uterus is still shrinking and as it does so, it pushes out old blood and new blood. Normal for it to smell kinda bad too. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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Can women with abs have an easier time giving birth to children?

No: Most of the ability to "push" a baby out of the uterus is actually done by the uterine muscles. The presence or absence of six pack abs doesn't really help. ...Read more

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Is it true that premature women tend to have a harder time giving birth to their babies?

Is it true that premature women tend to have a harder time giving birth to their babies?

Likely not: I have not heard of this association, and there would not likely be much research to look at this. ...Read more

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Is it normal for your breasts to get smaller after giving birth?

Is it normal for your breasts to get smaller after giving birth?

See answer: Breast size can fluctuate, but generally, if you are breast feeding, your breast should be "fuller" as they produce breast milk and get engorged. ...Read more

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Is it normal to still be bleeding after giving birth 16 wks. Ago?

Is it normal to still be bleeding after giving birth 16 wks. Ago?

No: That is not right unless you bled and stopped and then started bleeding again that may signify your first period after birth. Continuous non-stop bleeding after delivery x 16 weeks is not normal, otherwise, and calls for a check up with your obgyn. ...Read more