It is very easy to get a very serious infection if you dont wait the full 6 weeks. I know, I got the infection and my goodness was it painful. My hubby and I last about 3 1/2 weeks and after that, we just couldnt stand it anymore. We tried everything to keep from having sex but... it didnt last. The infection is nasty, painful and just plain disgusting. The doctor visit for it was embarrassing to say the least. To all moms, I suggest you do wait the full 6 weeks, your body is healing for a traumatic experience. Think about it, would you walk around 2 weeks after having a compound fracture (the one that makes your bone go through you skin)? It's a metaphor but I'm sure you understand what I mean. Needless to say, we learned our lesson and we are definitely waiting the full six weeks when we have our next baby.
at 3:32 PM on Jun. 11, 2009