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When can I start using tampons after childbirth?
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Dr. Andrew Silverman
Fertility Medicine
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In brief: Use of tampons
6-8 weeks after delivery.

In brief: Use of tampons
6-8 weeks after delivery.
Dr. Andrew Silverman
Dr. Andrew Silverman
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Dr. Amy Herold
Obstetrics & Gynecology
In brief: 6 weeks
We recommend "pelvic rest" for 6 weeks postpartum. This means nothing in the vagina such as tampons or having sex.
Wait until your cervix has had time to close back up and your uterus returns more towards its normal size before placing anything in the vagina that can push bacteria up to your healing tissue and potentially cause an infection.

In brief: 6 weeks
We recommend "pelvic rest" for 6 weeks postpartum. This means nothing in the vagina such as tampons or having sex.
Wait until your cervix has had time to close back up and your uterus returns more towards its normal size before placing anything in the vagina that can push bacteria up to your healing tissue and potentially cause an infection.
Dr. Amy Herold
Dr. Amy Herold
Thank
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