how long after your 6 week checkup did u have sex?
Kim - posted on 01/11/2010
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.
Alison - posted on 01/11/2010
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
Brandy - posted on 01/10/2010
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.
Monica - posted on 01/10/2010
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
Serena - posted on 01/10/2010
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
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.
Megan - posted on 01/10/2010
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.
Michelle - posted on 01/09/2010
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.
Brittany - posted on 01/09/2010
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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