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How long do I need to wait to have sex once I have given birth?

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Dr. Megan Bird
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: 6 weeks

In general, we want you to wait for 6 weeks until having sex.
The cervix is still open and bacteria can get into the uterus where it can cause infection. At your 6 week check up after delivery, your doctor will examine you and determine if you should wait longer.

In brief: 6 weeks

In general, we want you to wait for 6 weeks until having sex.
The cervix is still open and bacteria can get into the uterus where it can cause infection. At your 6 week check up after delivery, your doctor will examine you and determine if you should wait longer.
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In brief: 6 weeks

It will depend on if you had episiotomy, but standard answer is typically 6 weeks.

In brief: 6 weeks

It will depend on if you had episiotomy, but standard answer is typically 6 weeks.
Dr. Brian Sperling
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