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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
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
After giving birth I had times where my body would shake uncontrollably. The nurses said it was normal. It happened again since being home. Normal?
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
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
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
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
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
Sex: That would be a very bad idea. Wait six weeks. ...Read more
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
Unusual: Seems too long, especially if this is on the heavier side. The OB provider would want to evaluate this ...Read more
Likely not: I have not heard of this association, and there would not likely be much research to look at this. ...Read more
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
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