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When To Resume Sex After Childbirth
After about 6 weeks: As a general rule, sexual activity of any kind should wait until the vagina and perineum have completely healed and your bleeding has stopped. This will usually take about 4 to 6 weeks, depending on whether you had any tears or an episiotomy. After that, take it slow. As long as the sexual activity does not cause pain, you are unlikely to be damaging anything or threatening your health. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possibly: After childbirth estrogen levels drop which can cause a decrease in vaginal lubrication. Add to this any stitches or tears that might have occurred during delivery and it can be uncomfortable for some women to have sex. Waiting 6 weeks after delivery, using lubricant and going slow the first few times after delivery is the best way to make sure that it is pleasurable for you too. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
6-8 weeks: The cervix leading to the uterus is open for about 6 weeks after delivery. When the cervix is open, bacteria can get inside the uterus and cause an infection. Anal intercourse can cause the bacteria to move up the vagina and increase the risk of infection. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Certainly hope so: Hopefully he will find you just as sexy as before baby & same applies to you. Will be worth practicing kegel exercises to return tone to your pelvic floor muscles if vagina feels too loose after the baby. Congratulations upon having baby at your age & good luck to the 3 of you. ...Read more
40-60 days: it really depend how bad the episiotomy is, first you have to allow enough time for the wound to heal,and that take up to 30 days ,could be more. second you have to give the uterus enough time to heal,and stop bleeding,and that take anyway between 30-40 days. third you have to give enough time for the cervix to completely close and become tight,to prevent any infection, last ask your doctor. ...Read more
Ive only had 1 period since childbirth. Ive been spotting 4 days it started off brown now is red. I had sex 11/23 a week before spotting what's wrong??
Post partum periods: Periods after delivery can be "spotty" or "irregular" especially if breast feeding. however, you don't say when you delivered and how long the periods have been absent or sketchy. If the 11/23 sex event was unprotected then a pregnancy test is needed at the end of this cycle as well. ...Read more
Extreme pain in lower abdomin. Worst than childbirth happened after normal sex dr thinks endometriosis back or o cyst ultrasound tom@8:30am wait or ER?
Depends: It is usually best to see your own doctor as opposed to going the ER. However, if you can't deal with the pain, or you are having other symptoms such as feeling dizzy or faint; a rapid heart-beat; bleeding or your symptoms are severe, you should go to the ER. Best wishes! ...Read more
Approx. How long for menstrual cycle to resume after childbirth? I am exclusively breastfeeding, 3 mos pp, curious how long I can enjoy no periods!
Quite variable.: For some, one month, for others 6-12mo. ...Read more
After having 1st period after childbirth doc put me on estelle 35 ed. I had sex after 9 hormone pills. I have had blood in cervical mucus since. Why?
Post pregnancy: After taking oral contraceptives for nine days, your body is protected against pregnancy up to and effectiveness of approximately 96%. The bleeding is likely coming from changes the cervix and uterus are making after having had a baby. It's normal for women to have a regular feeding even to six months after delivery ...Read more
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