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How long after giving birth should you wait before using tampons?

He still hasn't popped out yet even though I got really excited last night thinking he was going to finally make his appearance. In one of my groups a girl asked about who keeps track of their menstrual cycles and it got me thinking and dreading getting my period back. lol I know I'm going to have to use pads for awhile, but how until I can start using tampons again?

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Asked by slowyourrole at 9:08 PM on Nov. 4, 2010 in Pregnancy

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  • 6 weeks. Just like having sex. You don't want anything up there until that big gaping wound heals.

    Answer by BradenIsMySon at 9:09 PM on Nov. 4, 2010

  • I didn't until my second period after my post birth bleeding.

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 9:10 PM on Nov. 4, 2010

  • Thanks. I was hoping I could with my second period but wasn't sure. I hate pads!

    Comment by slowyourrole (original poster) at 9:13 PM on Nov. 4, 2010

  • 6 weeks. it really heals pretty good after six weeks everyone is right. you have to use pads to catch the lochia (flow) afterward til it stops. right after that you can use tampons but if you breastfeed liek i did it might not appear til you stop breatsfeeding but dotn use breastfeeding as birth control even tho no period. so my child was born in march and i got my period again in July, and used a tampon etc

    Answer by silverelf at 9:19 PM on Nov. 4, 2010

  • I guess I never thought about it. i didn't get my period until DS was 4 or 5 months old, so it wasn't a problem.

    Answer by Adelicious at 9:20 PM on Nov. 4, 2010

  • at least 6 weeks

    Answer by gratefulangel77 at 9:25 PM on Nov. 4, 2010

  • i think 6-8 weeks i had 2wait 8 bc i had a csection so everything was longer 4 me. ask your doctor whats best for you. since i ha a ceserean i didnt vaginally bleed as long after birth as some moms did and when i got my 1st period 2months after baby it was light an no need for tampons

    Answer by blessed_mami11 at 10:08 PM on Nov. 4, 2010

  • I hope I get light periods afterward. Mine have always been horrible.

    Comment by slowyourrole (original poster) at 10:36 PM on Nov. 4, 2010

  • I heard it was 6 to 8 weeks

    Answer by ladyambition at 11:08 PM on Nov. 4, 2010

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