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why cant you have sex after vaginal delivery?(not pregnancy related)

Why is it you cannot have sex after delivery? Besides the discomfort, are there medical reasons?

 
sassy_brizzy

Asked by sassy_brizzy at 11:47 PM on Jan. 15, 2009 in Pregnancy

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  • THE CERVIX SHOULD B CLOSED TO "SAFELY "HAVE SEX AFTER A VAGINAL DELIVERY. THAT IS THE OPENING AT THE THE BOTTOM OF THE UTERUS, OR THE WOMB, THAT THE BABY PASSES THROUGH TO B BORN. TO B READY TO PUSH IN LABOR U NEED TO B FULLY DILATED. (10CMS) WHEN IT IS ALL OVER & BABY IS BORN EVERYTHING RETURNS TO NORMAL & THE CERVIX CLOSES. ALMOST COMPLETELY, ( o CMS). TO PERVENT INFECTION IT SHOULD B CLOSED PRIOR TO HAVING SEX AFTER DELIVERY. THE DOC DOES AN EXAM @ YR 4 WKS POST PARTUM VISIT TO MAKE SURE IT HAS RETURNED TO NORMAL. U ALSO CAN GET PREGNANT IF U DO HAVE SEX AN DONT USE BIRTH CONTROL SOONER THEN U THINK!!!
    emily1234

    Answer by emily1234 at 12:17 AM on Jan. 16, 2009

  • couldnt it cause infection and more bleeding?? i think thats why. ha! i never really questioned that. good question!
    MomNbabyGirl009

    Answer by MomNbabyGirl009 at 11:48 PM on Jan. 15, 2009

  • have no clue and dont want to find out personly lol
    Wyattsmom205

    Answer by Wyattsmom205 at 11:50 PM on Jan. 15, 2009

  • I was told could rip stitches,cause heavier bleeding and you can get preganant again real fast.i have a cousin had a son ,had sex within a week, had twins 9 mths later. 3 in 1 year.
    slyvester

    Answer by slyvester at 11:51 PM on Jan. 15, 2009

  • If you tore or had an episiotomy, it is not wise to have sex until the stitches have healed.
    Also, most women generally have vaginal bleeding anywhere from 3-6 weeks after birth. Mine last 4 weeks- I'm kind of glad hubby wasn't home. One of my clients didn't follow the warning about no sex and two weeks after delivery she and her hubby did the deed- and I got a phonecall from her asking to come and help her hubby take care of their new daughter while she went to the hospital because the stitches tore. So don't take the doctor's advice too lightly.
    littlemrsmarcel

    Answer by littlemrsmarcel at 12:04 AM on Jan. 16, 2009

  • Because your vagina needs to heal, even if you don't have stitches you need to allow it to rest and recover and stop bleeding. Also you are extremely fertile. Do you really want babies 9 months apart lol?
    celticreverie

    Answer by celticreverie at 12:12 AM on Jan. 16, 2009

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