having sex after birth
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Msmabern - posted on 06/18/2013
i had a stillbirth on th12 Mach 2012, me and my husband had sex 12 weeks later after our stillbirth. he became sick in early January 2013 and died the same month.His family says i killed him,he became sick because we had sex much earlier after our stillbirth we should have waited for 4 months or more and thay dont consider 12 weeks
Hanna - posted on 12/03/2009
go for it, just use some protection because you can get pregnant (breastfeeding or not!). some women are lucky enough not to have periods, i was one of the unlucky ones and go mine a month after my C-section and they've been coming like clockwork ever since. if you're not hurting, have fun! you're one of the lucky ones, some have to wait months before they can enjoy it again :) good luck!
Christy - posted on 12/03/2009
It's been a month since I gave birth vaginally & he almost literally ripped me a new one! I have so many stitches, I'm not sure if the bleeding is from my uterus or from the incision sites. & yes, I'm STILL bleeding. I went for my checkup @ 4 weeks & though everything was "healing nicely," I still have a hard time sitting in hard chairs & trying to do Kegels is still really difficult, as well. I think it'll be awhile before I let my hubby near that area! However, I'd follow the general guidelines just to be on the safe side: wait 6 weeks & until the bleeding has stopped to allow for proper healing & then carefully ease back into the swing of things. If you get your OB's permission first, even better. Enjoy!
Charlene - posted on 07/16/2009
I stopped bleeding about 3 days after delivery and the pain was all gone by week 3. We tried slowly when the pain stopped but my stitches from where I tore were still super tender when touched so we stopped and waited another week. At week 4 we were successful and 100% pain free. I think it depends on you and your body. If you're paying attention, you'll know whether or not you're ready.
Melody - posted on 12/03/2009
hey as long as it doesnt hurt i say go for it but wear protection for sure.........sucked for me because i was still sore 2 months after my delivery
Yeah, same for me :(Even after I stopped bleeding I still felt a little sore
Lacy - posted on 12/02/2009
well i had a c section and my husband and i didn't wait until the 6 week approval we didnt even wait three full weeks but i think its all up to you, i know if it was vaginal then its harder to deal with but my husband was very gentle and it didnt hurt at all.
Leah - posted on 07/22/2009
If you have a c-cestion wait, it could hurt the healing process. If you had a vaginal delivery it is just so your uturis contract. Basicly over all I would wait give your body a little time to heal, it actually takes a full year for your body to fully recover from pregnancy and delievery. So wait six weeks let your body heal then enjoy sex again with you partner!
Heather - posted on 07/17/2009
I just went for a 3 week check up.. I had like 7 external stiches after birth.. and my dr. says I am in the clear to use tampons, go swimming, do whatever I want. I think it just depends on how many stiches you have and if you have them internally etc. and how quickly your body heals.
Amanda - posted on 07/16/2009
I think it really depends on if you have stitches. My doctor told me that I needed to wait until the stitches were totally healed and I had stopped bleeding to even use a tampon again. She was concerned about infection. I have a 12 week old baby and I still haven't been able to have sex because of complications with scar tissue and things like that. It really does just depend on your personal situation.
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