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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Depends: It can be normal to have menses one month after birth. Others may take 6 weeks or more. It will depend on whether you are breast feeding & perhaps on any medications you may be on or took in the post partum period. Every woman is different. Pregnancy can occur without a period as a woman can ovulate soon after birth and get pregnant without menses. Contraception is very important post partum. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
WHAT DID YOUR OB SAY: It is hard for me to imagine that your OB doc did not tell you that ! or u did not ask your OB doc, the usually you wait 6 weeks but some docs may say 4-5 weeks is ok so ask your doc. ...Read more
Not necesarily: Usually the first period after childbirth can be heavier than what you may consider normal. If it occurs more than once per mopnth in the succeeding month, report that to your obg physician. ...Read more
Possible: If persistant may be infection or something else. See your doc. ...Read more
YOU MUST ASK: That to your OB and your OB should tell u that after u deliver without u having to ask, the usually time period is after your OB does your 6 weeks check to make sure everything is back to normal if you had no episiotomy or c-section then u could move the pp check up up to 5 weeks but u need to ask your OB as your OB knows your situation. ...Read more
If i start the pill after being off it for a month and after unprotected sex three times will this protect me and stop fertilisation?
Start taking it just: after you bleedGet a more detailed answer ›
Had about a week break in birth control before starting a new pack after my period. Had sex 3 times, is it still safe to re- start my pills normally?
When is it safe to have unprotected sex after starting birth control? I start taking lutera birth control 3 days ago and i want to know when it is safe to have unprotected sex. After 7 days? A month?
Is it normal, periods to start on active pills.1pill left.this is first time since having a baby.Before baby I use to have after 3 placebo pills.
Is it normal to have longer 1st period after baby(15 month) while using contraceptive.bleeding started a day before end of active pills.less blood?
Yes: The first period after baby can be quite heavy. Best wishes! ...Read more
Following doing abortion is it ok to have sex after 3 weeks? If I have sex will the bleeding start again?
Is it possible for you to get pregnant after having sex a day before your period even when your period starts the next day?
If you had a: Period then you are not pregnant.Get a more detailed answer ›
Safest: If by safest you mean to avoid pregnancy then you should wait until you start an effective method of birth control. If you are referring to physical safety then it depends on your physical recovery and whether or not you had any again tearing during delivery. Generally doctors recommend 4-6 weeks but that answer can be individualized if you know the patient ...Read more
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