post partum sex

Jessica - posted on 03/17/2016 ( 15 moms have responded )

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Kay so I had my son Feb 27th 2016 and yesterday (mar. 16) was my b day. I've been kinda depressed kuz I haven't been able to have sex and it was my b day but I was determined to try. We were both nervous but everything went fine I had no pain not even the day after and it was great sex :) so I'm my opinion if you feel up to it go ahead and try and if it hurts well then dont continue anyways hope this helps haha

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Jodi - posted on 03/18/2016

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Only a very young and immature person would come on here bragging about having birthday sex so soon after having a baby, because really, noone else cares.

Ev - posted on 03/18/2016

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I have to agree with the others. Having sex before the 6 week check up can cause some issues even if you feel fine. Also you are also exposing yourself to getting pregnant again even with condoms. If you are not ready for baby 2 yet, use common sense and follow the doc's orders. I hope that others who read this get the idea that following suggestions like this can lead to medical issues on top of just having a baby and do not need to have those extra issues. It is not good to advocate for something that goes against the doc's orders anyway.
I do agree with your statement that you are not the only one who has sex long before that final visit after having a baby but the point is its not a healthy one either.

♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 03/18/2016

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Advocating to go against doctor's orders is NEVER recommended. So, Jessica, would you also continue to drive home inebriated because you "did it once and nothing happened"?

Stellar decision there, kid, STELLAR. Hopefully you use better common sense in parenting.

Raye - posted on 03/18/2016

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Jessica, this is like saying that you drove home while completely drunk and you are still alive so it must be okay to do that. No. It's not. Just because nothing bad happened this time doesn't mean it's ok. You're doing something very risky that could cost your health or your life. And, just because you didn't have pain doesn't mean that you won't end up with an infection. It's too early to tell at this point. You shouldn't encourage others to engage in risky behavior. Not smart.

Michelle - posted on 03/18/2016

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I agree with the other ladies. Just because "everything is ok" with you at the moment, doesn't mean that everyone else is the same.
It is ALWAYS recommended to wait until your 6 week check up before having sex. There are plenty of things you can do with each other without penetration.
If you really want to have sex before your 6 week check up then see your doctor earlier to make sure everything has healed.

Amber - posted on 03/18/2016

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You shouldn't encourage people to do that, someone taking your advice could end up having medical problems. Just because it's alright for you, doesn't mean it's alright for someone else.

Sarah - posted on 03/17/2016

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So then what is the motive behind your post? to point out you had sex before both the AMA and CDC recommended guidelines? Congrats, yay you!

Jessica - posted on 03/17/2016

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Everyone's body is different so some may not be ready as soon as others is all I'm saying.. And I know I'm not the first to have sex before my post partum check up

Jessica - posted on 03/17/2016

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Idk everyone heals differently and I stopped bleeding already. And we used a xondom of course.. Besides is it really unheard of for couple to have sex a week even days after birth?? No its not and I have no pain whatsoever and my post partum check up is next week..

Sarah - posted on 03/17/2016

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There are valid reasons you are to wait until your postpartum check-up to be cleared for sex. Injury, infection and fertilization. You are barely 4 weeks? Just cause it didn't' hurt makes it ok. Call your doctor if you are so impatient you can't wait until 6 weeks. whether you had a vaginal or cesarean birth, the area where your placenta detached as well as the muscles stretched every which way need time to heal.

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