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Whydo you have to wait 6 weeks to have sex after birth?


Asked by Anonymous at 1:02 PM on Nov. 2, 2010 in Relationships

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Answers (11)
  • Because you have to heal from delivery. It takes time! If you have sex, you risk infection.

    Answer by musicpisces at 1:03 PM on Nov. 2, 2010

  • You insides are like a big gaping wound and anything put inside can put you at big risk for infection.

    Answer by BradenIsMySon at 1:04 PM on Nov. 2, 2010

  • Your cervix isn't fully closed, your uterus needs to go back down to size. All that other stuff needs to come out, and foreign stuff really shouldn't go it quite yet.

    LOL Bradeismyson, I almost lost my lunch but your analogy has me laughing! :D

    Answer by Musicmom80 at 1:07 PM on Nov. 2, 2010

  • So that your body heals and goes back to it's natural state of being.

    Answer by JazzlikeMraz at 1:10 PM on Nov. 2, 2010

  • It takes time for your body to heal, and 6 weeks is generally when you can obtain birth control methods.

    Answer by xxlilmomma09 at 1:26 PM on Nov. 2, 2010

  • Risk of infection, I believe.

    Answer by Mena929 at 4:18 PM on Nov. 2, 2010

  • I didn't by the last child it was only two weeks and my sex drive was back and I couldn't wait any longer. I had lost my sex drive during my pregnancy and it was very difficult on our relationship. But I know that you are supposed to wait to give your body time to heal.

    Answer by mwallace1023 at 2:20 PM on Nov. 2, 2010

  • I waited. I had 12 stitches b/c I had to be cut. Try that with no epidural. Yeah...we are not having anymore. All the reasons everyone else has mentioned.

    Answer by Mom2Just1 at 4:17 PM on Nov. 2, 2010

  • Your insides need to heal and not get infected.

    Answer by rio_burb at 10:42 PM on Nov. 2, 2010

  • It's not just infection risk, there's also a risk for hemorrhage during those 6 weeks.

    Answer by Fistandantalus at 7:29 AM on Nov. 3, 2010