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when can you start having sex after a birth ?


Asked by caramelH at 9:01 AM on Nov. 7, 2010 in Health

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  • The docs recommend 6 weeks, but it's when you feel healed enough, even if it's longer than 6 weeks. There's a lot of trauma going on down there during birth and you need time to recover.

    Answer by Pnukey at 7:13 PM on Nov. 7, 2010

  • They tell you 6 weeks for a reason. You're very open and raw for quite awhile. The risk of infection is high. You could also get pregnant again!

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 9:12 AM on Nov. 7, 2010

  • generally 3-4 weeks if you have a normal delivery. talk to your doctor

    Answer by SabrenaLeigh at 9:03 AM on Nov. 7, 2010

  • 6 wks is usually what the docs tell you

    Answer by stargazer74 at 9:18 AM on Nov. 7, 2010

  • They say 6 weeks. To have your 6 week check up and they will give you the go head or not.

    Answer by Raeann11 at 10:15 AM on Nov. 7, 2010

  • 6 weeks is the general consensus. Seriously, you are HIGHLY fertile immediately after giving could get pregnant in a flash, not to mention you're risk of infection is pretty high.

    Answer by mainemusicmaker at 10:26 AM on Nov. 7, 2010

  • 6 weeks. I waited til I had the OK from the Doc

    Answer by sstepph at 6:16 PM on Nov. 7, 2010

  • i did two weeks later, it depends on when you are ready

    Answer by angevil53 at 9:02 AM on Nov. 7, 2010

  • aouchhhhhhhh !!!! pregnanat again ???? wawwwwww that machin never stop makin eggs or what lollll

    Comment by caramelH (original poster) at 9:13 AM on Nov. 7, 2010

  • I waited 2 days with my first and 4 days with my second (twin) pregnancy. They tell you to wait 6 weeks because the risk of infection. Technically, you have an open wound from where the placenta detached. I never suffered any infection, but the sex wasn't necessarily enjoyable either.

    Answer by -crunchy-mama- at 9:43 AM on Nov. 7, 2010