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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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Sexual Intercourse (Definition)

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 normal to start my period after giving birth?

When is it normal to start my period after giving birth?

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 more

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Will normal sex ever feel the same again after having a baby?

Will normal sex ever feel the same again after having a baby?

Normal sex/after bab: Yes of course, having a baby is a normal occurance and has no ill effects on your sex life so have more babies and have a good sex experiences. ...Read more

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How soon after giving birth is it safe for a woman begin having sex again?

How soon after giving birth is it safe for a woman begin having sex again?

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

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When is it ok to start having sex without a condom after using birth control?

When is it ok to start having sex without a condom after using birth control?

Depends on the meth: Method , but with the pills , patch or ring , you should wait until the 2nd month, your doc who put u on the birth control should have told u that already and u should have asked your doc this ? Already esp at your age. ...Read more

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Is it bad to have a twelve day period after giving birth?

Is it bad to have a twelve day period after giving birth?

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

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When after giving birth to have intercourse?

When after giving birth to have intercourse?

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

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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?

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?

Maybe not: A woman should add a second method of birth control during the month that she starts up on birth control pills (because the pills may not be fully effective that first month). ...Read more

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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?

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?

Yes: Start your pills immediately. It is safe to proceed. Remember, adherence to birth control is important in order to receive the full benefit and prevent unintended pregnancies. ...Read more

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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, 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.

Sure: A one day variation in the start of your menstrual cycle on birth control pills is typically not a cause for concern. You can monitor your periods over the next few months to see if you are happy with your level of cycle control ...Read more

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Following doing abortion is it ok to have sex after 3 weeks? If I have sex will the bleeding start again?

Following doing abortion is it ok to have sex after 3 weeks? If I have sex will the bleeding start again?

Abortion: T is recommended that you avoid sexual activities involving vaginal penetration for 2 weeks after a surgical abortion assuming that the abortion was complete ; you have been medically cleared by your physician. There can be variation in provider recommendations. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have an irregular period after giving birth?

Yes: Periods can be very irregular after childbirth. Things that will affect the regularity of your periods are breast feeding (will delay them), birth control, and the normal hormonal changes that come with childbirth. ...Read more

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When is the safest time to have sex after i give birth?

When is the safest time to have sex after i give birth?

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