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How long after giving birth can I have sex?

Its been a month now and I had natural birth,2 stitches are healed and I MISS my Husband! Lol u think its safe for us to make love again?


Asked by Anonymous at 5:17 PM on Oct. 13, 2008 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • i waited 6 weeks... after i had my check up at the OB... i wanted to make sure everything i healed and alright.

    had a c-section though.

    Answer by m.robertson811 at 5:22 PM on Oct. 13, 2008

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  • we waited five weeks, only because DH didn't feel comfortable after four weeks and I wasn't going to wait six weeks. My SIL only waited four weeks. It depends on how you feel.

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:20 PM on Oct. 13, 2008

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  • My husband & I never waited the six weeks they say to wait until our last one. I never hurt, or anything, after having the kids so I didn't think about it. This last time we waited cuz I realized it was about more than comfort...you can get some pretty nasty infections if everything hasn't healed properly. I know you miss him, but try doing other things. Not everything has to have penatration! If you wait the 6 wks....you only have 2 to go!!

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:21 PM on Oct. 13, 2008

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  • the DR usually says wait till your 6 week check up so he can ok you to go ahead - congrats on beating the odds most take a long time to want any after birth

    Answer by vakatia at 5:27 PM on Oct. 13, 2008

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  • I think it is awesome that you miss your hubby!

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:41 PM on Oct. 13, 2008

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  • With all three of my children I only waited I think 3 weeks was the longest and everything was fine.... if it is your first child I would say wait til that appointment after 6 weeks just to get the go ahead incase you dont realize if something isn't right. If this isnt your first I would say if you feel fine go for it and take it slow and easy and if it hurts really bad then stop and try a week later just listen to your body and if you feel ready then go ahead it's more than likley gonna be fine, and some doctors are down to only a four week waiting period now anyhow but like i said it's ur body if its ready go for it!! And i agree with the above post it's GREAT that you miss your hubby!! GOOD LUCK

    Answer by scaredmommy08 at 5:49 PM on Oct. 13, 2008

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  • You have waited longer than I did with either of mine. After I delivered my first we only waited 3 weeks and after my second we waited 2 weeks. If you are no longer bleeding and it does not hurt, than you should be ok. If it starts to hurt at all stop and wait a few days. My doctor told me as long as I wasn't bleeding and it didnt' hurt it was ok. Congratulations!

    Answer by frapanda at 5:52 PM on Oct. 13, 2008

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  • The docs recommend 6 weeks for a reason. I would wait the 6 weeks after the OB appt. If you get the green light go for it!

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:03 PM on Oct. 13, 2008

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  • They recommend 6, but we waited 2. I had a c-section and intercourse was utterly painful. It still is and I am 4 months postpartum. I think that if you feel okay then go for it.

    Answer by coala at 6:08 PM on Oct. 13, 2008

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  • GO AHEAD!! It might hurt though...watch it:) AND USE PROTECTION! I have two kids that are 9.5 months apart because I didn't use protection right after I had my son:/. I LOVE them dearly, but it's not easy!

    Answer by mama14572 at 8:42 PM on Oct. 13, 2008

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