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how soon after birth can you start wearing tampons personally i think they are way more comfortable then pads

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Asked by almostmommyof3 at 1:29 PM on Oct. 22, 2008 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • When you get your first normal period.

    Answer by CarolynBarnett at 1:30 PM on Oct. 22, 2008

  • i went to the doctors 5 weeks after the baby and they told me i could exercise, have sex and wear tampons. i had a c section though. but i am pretty sure its the same

    Answer by michellem7781 at 1:50 PM on Oct. 22, 2008

  • Tampons are for periods. So I would go back to tamons when you start your period. I have never had a dr allow the use of tampons after birth or female surgery.

    Answer by vsrillo at 1:54 PM on Oct. 22, 2008

  • after birth on my release papers it sid 'nothing in vagina for 6 weeks' and they meant really nothing at all

    Answer by leksismommy at 2:02 PM on Oct. 22, 2008

  • I was about to post the same exact thing that leksismommy said . . . nothing in the vagina for 6 weeks.

    Answer by BridgetC140 at 2:19 PM on Oct. 22, 2008

  • Not for postpartum bleeding, but you can use them when you get your period back. While you are having postpartum bleeding your cervix is open and you do NOT want a uterine infection.

    Answer by riotgrrl at 2:37 PM on Oct. 22, 2008

  • It's good to be able to closely monitor what's coming out of you right now, anyway, gross as it is!

    Answer by KatieCrandall at 2:52 PM on Oct. 22, 2008

  • not till after locchia is over and you have a regular period

    Answer by teri4lance at 3:01 PM on Oct. 22, 2008

  • 6 weeks

    Answer by Izzyscrazymom at 3:03 PM on Oct. 22, 2008

  • Wait until after your 6 week check up. I had an epiziotomy and tore, so my heeling time was much longer and my sensitivity to pain was worse. It depends on how you feel. I hated pads, but they were more comfortable than inserting a tampon the first few months.

    Answer by ZoeKatsMom at 3:35 PM on Oct. 22, 2008

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