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When is it ok to have sex after birth?

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Dr. Megan Bird
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: 6-8 weeks

After birth the cervix leading to the uterus is open and infection is more likely.
Infection during this time can be devastating as well. I recommend no penetrative intercourse (no toys, no anal intercourse, no vaginal intercourse) until you are seen by your doctor usuaully at 6 weeks. They may advise you to wait a week or two.

In brief: 6-8 weeks

After birth the cervix leading to the uterus is open and infection is more likely.
Infection during this time can be devastating as well. I recommend no penetrative intercourse (no toys, no anal intercourse, no vaginal intercourse) until you are seen by your doctor usuaully at 6 weeks. They may advise you to wait a week or two.
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