how long after your 6 week checkup did u have sex?

Shareda - posted on 01/04/2010 ( 76 moms have responded )

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im going for my 6 week check up on the 12th and i cant wait to get back to humping...lol

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Olivine - posted on 01/19/2010

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5 weeks after giving birth i think.. i had to do it because my husband wants to...

Hana-Lily - posted on 01/19/2010

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I did like 2 and a halfweeks after my baby was born! I had no stitches though but it felt fine and didnt hurt one bit!! it depends when you feel ready, just relax :) xx

Amanda - posted on 01/19/2010

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i waited 6 months !!! and just as i guessed i tore where i was stitched , so im very scared to try again , my bubba is 9 months now and i really want to try sex again but after the first time , i dont know.........

Rhea - posted on 01/16/2010

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shortly after myperiod finished around the next week i was having sex but if u dont want another one as yet protect urself

Tiesha - posted on 01/16/2010

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i waited till my 4 week check up, and the stitches were gone, and we had sex that night. and it didnt hurt at all, just take it easy the first time.

Krystal - posted on 01/16/2010

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i had sex 2 weeks after my son was born, i had to have stitches to but having sex did not hurt at all.

Sherri - posted on 01/16/2010

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after my first son i waited almost a month after my 6 week, but i had a lot of stitches and was afriad of the pain.. with my second i had no stitches and we started at 4 weeks, before our 6 week appt.

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I bleed for 8 weeks because I am on blood thinners, but 1 day after I stopped bleeding we got busy!

Erica - posted on 01/11/2010

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I'll let you know once I start having sex again. I gave birth 13 weeks ago and I'll let you know if I EVER feel like my vagina has recovered enough to have sex.

Stacey - posted on 01/11/2010

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I had my daughter September 14 and didnt stop bleeding until December 24, so that was my first time doing anything again... I hated waiting soo long!!!!

Kim - posted on 01/11/2010

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Quoting melanie:

Well this is my first post into this group so sorry in advance if i offend...Anyway i had my baby (my first) on the 29th October 2009, had stiches etc and in all honesty thinking about having sex nearly makes me sick, much to my partners discust. Even prior to having a baby i wasnt all that interested in sex but now the thought of it horrifies me....Will i get over this???


I have to say i feel exactly the same, my son was born the same day as you had your baby.

Allia - posted on 01/11/2010

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My husband swore he was gonna make me wait the 6 weeks. Well at about 4 weeks he started "poking" me in his sleep so I knew it was coming. So we made it to 4 weeks 5 days.

Kitashia - posted on 01/11/2010

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i had sex when i was ready and not in pain.. so have sex when you feeling comfant...

Heather - posted on 01/11/2010

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I didn't wait 6 weeks. I stopped bleeding 2 weeks after I had my daughter and at 3 weeks pp I did it.

Trisha - posted on 01/11/2010

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i stopped bleeding about 3wks after i had bianca... couldnt wait the 6wks, just the bleeding lol we just used condoms so we didnt get pregnant again.

Chloe - posted on 01/11/2010

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we waited about 6 week ish.....glad you still have the erge!!! too much effort for me lol xxx

Zaniyah - posted on 01/11/2010

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I stopped bleeding around the 3rd week so at about my 5th week is when it happened but I wouldn't recommand that to anyone. It wasn't very pleasant..

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Hi, I was so scared, tired, last thing on my mind. We did it only a couple of days ago and my little one is 8 months. Yes, i got pested but wasn't ever in the mood. I still breastfeed once a day which can effect sex drive apparently.

Alison - posted on 01/11/2010

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I had sex about 4 weeks after having my baby but I wouldnt advise it I just couldnt wait and neither could me husband lol I was cut and had a few stitches during my labour and I they were fine untill I had sex that made them worse but I think if everything was ok during the labour and you had no stitches you can get to it lol x

Ashley - posted on 01/10/2010

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ahha lol i think i went the longest :S hardly anyone even waited until there 6 week check up haha

Brandy - posted on 01/10/2010

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I didn't wait to my 6 week check-up lol. I stopped bleeding by 3 weeks and we had sex for the first time again at 3 1/2 weeks. lol. When I went to my appointment and my doctor gave me the go ahead, I told her I already did and she just said "oh good, was it ok? It felt good?" and I said yes and she said good and that was it. I had a natural tear during birth and as long as we didn't do doggy style for the first little while, there was no pain.

Ashley - posted on 01/10/2010

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i stopped bleeding when my son was 2 weeks old, and didnt do it until he was 3 months old, it did hurt a bit the first few times

Lisa - posted on 01/10/2010

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I had sex at five weeks, right before my six week appointment.. I admit its not a safe thing to do and I was unprotected and could have gotten pregnant. But it was worth it! I just asked him to take it easy on me!

April - posted on 01/10/2010

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We didn't wait. It was only a few days before my checkup, but we went ahead. It would have been fine except I had second degree tears and the location of those tears caused some discomfort from the friction.

Melissa - posted on 01/10/2010

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I think we waited a few weeks. I had a c-section. We took it easy and I had no problems...

Monica - posted on 01/10/2010

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We had sex about week after I stopped bleeding, which was about two weeks before my checkup. But, to be honest, I could've gone without because I was exhausted ALL the time. I only did it to please my husband since it had been almost two and a half months of nothing for him.

Joanna - posted on 01/10/2010

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I would also like to comment on Janice. My doctor also said it was easier to get prego again if you breast feed. I did it I am 19 weeks and my first will be one in 3 weeks. So be careful!!!

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Just wait until your done bleeding, and after your six week thing, use protection for the first few weeks, and i guess lube even though I never worried about anything. I got two babies and after having them it was weird but its different..but every woman is different...just try to get over you period, and stuff. talk to the dude and if you feel wrong uncomfortable about it, than dont cause you will feel really bad after wards....

Krista - posted on 01/10/2010

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My midwives have both (one each pregnancy) told me that there is actually not much need to wait the full 6 weeks after pregnancy... they recommend atleast 2 if you had stitches, and basically both said that as soon as you feel ready to give it a try, then give it a try and just start slowly. With my first pregnancy I had had 8 stitches and the spot where I had gotten them was pretty sore for a while after, but our first time attempting to have sex again was at just about 2 weeks after the birth. It wasn't comfortable and really couldnt have even been called "sex" since it lasted about 15 seconds before I was like, "okay, lets try this again later"... it probably took until my baby was about 2 1/2 mos old for us not to have to start really slow or it would be painful and for things to finally feel normal again. With my second baby, we once again waited about 2 weeks, only this time I didn't have any stitches, and very surprisingly, sex was not uncomfortable, even the first time we tried. My little guy is now almost 4 weeks old, and though I'm not feeling as adventurous yet as I usually do, sex is still much more pleasurable than uncomfortable... so, as you can see, I don't see too much point in waiting the full 6 weeks unless you had a huge episiotomy or tear or something and your doctor strictly tells you :-)

Jodie - posted on 01/10/2010

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Quoting Janice:

i stopped bleeding at 5 weeks so I had sex about 4 days BEFORE my 6 week check up. Since i am breastfeeding the chances of getting pregnant again is very low. It hurt though, A LOT! Now my baby is 9 weeks old and it is just starting to not hurt.


this isnt true! if u are breast feeding you are just as likely to get pregnant. My midwife told me that you are MORE likely to get pregnant during the first 9 weeks!

Jodie - posted on 01/10/2010

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i waited untill my baby was 10 weeks out of prefrance cos i didnt really feel comftorble and i wanted to get back on contraception and have it working for sure before hand, but if u want to get back to having sex i would wait untill urve seen ur doctor and had ur check up and have been told its okay to x

Karen - posted on 01/10/2010

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My son's father was in Iraq during my pregnancy and then stationed far so I had sex I could say 10 days after my c-section when he came to meet his son. We used protection, I was just spotting. Is up to you and your partner and how bad you want it.

Danielle-Daniella - posted on 01/10/2010

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we did it well before the check up to be honest- but that may explain why im pregnant again already! haha

Tara - posted on 01/10/2010

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My boyfriend nagged my the whole time but I religiously waited until the 6 wk mark. And it was awesome. Probably the best sex ever, except when I was prego.

Sarah - posted on 01/10/2010

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we started having sex 2 weeks after baby was born lol so it all depends on you and when you feel comfortable hun x x x

Serena - posted on 01/10/2010

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it was within the first week or two when there was finally a moment of quiet to knock one out. just remember that it is very easy to get pregnant though...ask me I know. I have a six month old and 5 months pregnant with my third baby. let me be one of those "stories" for you :)

Iysha - posted on 01/10/2010

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I had sex a week before my 6 week check up. My doctor said it was fine since I stopped bleeding the week before I had sex again and we used condoms. It didn't hurt at all, I'm guessing because there wasn't much trauma done to my vagina. I just had little "skid marks" and that was it. I would think if you tore and/or got sutures, you might want to wait until after your check up and get the doctor's OK....just in case.

Brittany - posted on 01/10/2010

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I stopped bleeding 5 weeks after giving birth, but two days later i got an IUD and i bled and spotted for months. So we didnt get to play around will around 4 months after i had our daughter.

Megan - posted on 01/10/2010

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I had my baby December 1st, had stitches and everything but once I left the hospital I didn't bleed at all and I still haven't bleed even though I haven't bleed or anything I waited till about my 5th week afterwards...we took it nice and slow and easy and everything was fine but everyone's different.

Sarah - posted on 01/10/2010

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40 days after birth... It was really sore the first time... after that sore just at first but goes away after a few minutes. Better than I expected though, I was more worried than I was on my first time, lol.

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I had third degree tear with my first and we started having sex after five weeks, we didn't wait for the check up as it is up to you to know your limits and see how comfortable it is but use lots of lube.

Renae - posted on 01/09/2010

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I had sex at less than 2 weeks (but I had an elective caesar so there was no healing to wait for and bleeding goes for less than a week).

Kelli - posted on 01/09/2010

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For me it was 3 days before hand- but I didn't really enjoy it until baby was 4 months old... lol, until then it took some serious coercing from DH.

Michelle - posted on 01/09/2010

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As long as emotionally u r ready and physically u are ready,if you had anything that had to heal do let it heal. Just take it easy too. And unless you want another baby use contraception whether your breastfeeding or not! Have fun.

Jenea - posted on 01/09/2010

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I really don't remember when we had sex again, but I know it didn't hurt at all, my husband was very gentle. I think it was a day or two after the 6 week check up- he couldn't wait any longer.

Brittany - posted on 01/09/2010

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im sorry but i keep reading "i stopped bleeding at ___ weeks before the 6 week check up so we had sex then"



your not supposed to wait 6 weeks because of the bleeding...its because your still like raw inside your body and you can get infections...

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