How long did you wait to have sex after your c-section?

Jessica - posted on 07/30/2010 ( 12 moms have responded )

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I was just curious if most women actually waited until that 6 week mark to have sex again? And if not, how soon did it happen after your c-section?

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Lee Ann - posted on 08/07/2010

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i waited 2 weeks... it was a bit rough but i got through it, we did the side thing where my back was up against his chest, so i wouldn't have to move around a lot

Shelly - posted on 07/31/2010

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No, I didn't wait. I went for my check up four weeks after delivery and the dr. gave the thumbs up. He said just to be careful at first because the incision could be a little sore.

Hanah - posted on 08/04/2010

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36 days. I was surprised at how painful it was, even though I did not have a vaginal delivery. I later found out I had an infection, so that explained the pain.

Megan - posted on 08/04/2010

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we had sex 8 days after my c section but my doctor said she was actually envious of how fast i was healing while i was still in the hospital! they took my staples out when he was only 3 days old. i was so worried something would go wrong but i just had to do it lol. anyways everything seems fine for me. we just waited til after i had stopped bleeding.

Heather - posted on 08/13/2010

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i waited 3 weeks my dr told me it was ok as long as i wasnt uncomfortable we didnt want to wait the full 6 weeks because i had been on pelvic rest since week 20 and that was hell being a young couple and being told no sex lol

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Lindsey - posted on 08/12/2010

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I was on "pelvic rest" aka "nothing in the vagina" from 18 weeks on because I had been leaking fluid so about a week before me 6 wk my husband was growing pretty impatient. lol! and it was uncomfortable, but I'm not sure if it was the incision or just because it had been sooo long.

Philippa - posted on 08/05/2010

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we waited 3 weeks, and we only waited that long because my incision got infected :(

Megan - posted on 08/04/2010

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but make sure if ur still healing that u do positions that wont cause it to rip open.....

Lauren - posted on 08/02/2010

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I am only 2.5 weeks out and I am going to wait until my appt at 5 weeks to see what my doctor says haha I am way too paranoid to have sex until then and so is my husband. I think it is all really how you feel about it and how comfortable you are.

Jessica - posted on 07/31/2010

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Thank you very much for you responses ladies. I go to the doctor this Thursday, so hopefully he says all is okay. I obviously want to pick back up, but honestly a little bit afraid of what could happen with the incision and such. I got my staples out a week later, and have felt perfectly fine since, so I think it would be okay. Thanks again!

Steph - posted on 07/31/2010

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Nope......I didnt wait. We had sex 4 wks after. My doctor said that only thing i had to be careful of was when i had an orgasm. But i was fine. Its up to you, do what you feel is right.

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