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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?

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Anonymous

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

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  • I waited 2 weeks and I had a tear and an episiotomy. Just take it slow, use protection and have lube on hand.
    purpleducky

    Answer by purpleducky at 9:48 AM on Oct. 14, 2008

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  • i only waited 2 1/2 weeks. like you i only had two stitches...in the inside. its amazing how fast things can heal down there. just go SLOW and if it hurts..then stop. jus thave fun
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:20 AM on Oct. 14, 2008

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  • I only waited 4 weeks. I think it's safe. Not sure of any medical issues, but if it was me I'd go ahead.
    robinann5

    Answer by robinann5 at 1:00 AM on Oct. 14, 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!
    mama14572

    Answer by mama14572 at 8:42 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.
    coala

    Answer by coala at 6:08 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!
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:03 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!
    frapanda

    Answer by frapanda at 5:52 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
    scaredmommy08

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

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

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:41 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
    vakatia

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

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