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2 weeks after giving birth, safe to have sex?

I didn't rip or anything while giving birth and i feel like my old self again, and have been wanting to make love to my husband... would it be safe for me to?

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 4:55 PM on Sep. 27, 2013 in Health

Answers (15)
  • No. You're highly prone to infection...and pregnancy
    Keep your antics to the outside of the vagina
    butterflyblue19

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 5:01 PM on Sep. 27, 2013

  • What did your doctor say? Usually they advise waiting 6-8 weeks before having sex.
    Rosehawk

    Answer by Rosehawk at 5:01 PM on Sep. 27, 2013

  • No. You should have a discharge sheet from the hospital with instructions. I bet it says to refrain from sex for at least 4-6 weeks.
    missanc

    Answer by missanc at 5:02 PM on Sep. 27, 2013

  • Nope. Wait 6 weeks to prevent infection. Are you planning on using birth control? You are most fertile after you have a baby.
    ILovemyPaulie

    Answer by ILovemyPaulie at 5:14 PM on Sep. 27, 2013

  • No
    3libras

    Answer by 3libras at 5:14 PM on Sep. 27, 2013

  • I wouldn't if I were you
    I know you are supposed to wait at least a month or so
    charlotsomtimes

    Answer by charlotsomtimes at 5:20 PM on Sep. 27, 2013

  • No, and you are much more likely to get pregnant right after birth, you need to wait the 6 weeks, like the doctor said, and be sure to be on BC unless you want 2 kids in the same grade, LOL
    2kids2dogs2cats

    Answer by 2kids2dogs2cats at 5:33 PM on Sep. 27, 2013

  • You should wait till your dr gives the all clear.
    QuinnMae

    Answer by QuinnMae at 5:56 PM on Sep. 27, 2013

  • I'm sure it's been done, but it's probably painful, and it could trigger bleeding because you might not be healed up so soon after childbirth.
    Ballad

    Answer by Ballad at 6:02 PM on Sep. 27, 2013

  • It's not advised because of the huge open wound where the placenta was. You *can*, but I wouldn't. They say to allow six weeks to fully heal. Surely your doctor told you this. If you choose to go against the warnings not to, then please use protection. You could be ovulating again and the last thing you would want to do is get pregnant again so soon after giving birth.
    2autisticsmom

    Answer by 2autisticsmom at 7:46 PM on Sep. 27, 2013

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