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Is it okay to have sex 4 weeks after giving birth or is it a must to wait 6 wks?
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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Obstetrics & Gynecology
7 doctors agree
In brief: OK
Some say 6 weeks, some say 4 weeks, others may have a different recommendation.
I have always recommended 4 weeks pelvic rest after a delivery, vaginal or cesarean - I have not had any patients have a problem because or resuming relations at four weeks. I think you would be ok, but if your doctor has said 6 weeks, youshould listen to him/her first.

In brief: OK
Some say 6 weeks, some say 4 weeks, others may have a different recommendation.
I have always recommended 4 weeks pelvic rest after a delivery, vaginal or cesarean - I have not had any patients have a problem because or resuming relations at four weeks. I think you would be ok, but if your doctor has said 6 weeks, youshould listen to him/her first.
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
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Dr. Jeffrey Gladd
Preventive Medicine
5 doctors agree
In brief: Yes, go slow
If you feel ready at 4 weeks, then you may try.
Go slowly and if there is any discomfort or pain, try different positions. If the discomfort persists, wait another couple weeks.

In brief: Yes, go slow
If you feel ready at 4 weeks, then you may try.
Go slowly and if there is any discomfort or pain, try different positions. If the discomfort persists, wait another couple weeks.
Dr. Jeffrey Gladd
Dr. Jeffrey Gladd
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Dr. Raffia Qutab
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Sex and birth
If you had a c-section then take it easy.
With normal vaginal delivery patients have reported having sex within a few weeks.

In brief: Sex and birth
If you had a c-section then take it easy.
With normal vaginal delivery patients have reported having sex within a few weeks.
Dr. Raffia Qutab
Dr. Raffia Qutab
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