Laurel Lee Nolen - posted on 02/27/2014 ( 3 moms have responded )




Hello! I just gave birth 2 weeks ago today. I didn't have any complications and only tore a little bit on the inside & it only required 1 stitch. I literally was able to wipe myself with toilet paper immediately after giving birth & didn't once have to use that squirt bottle. That's how minor the stitch was. Lately I've been so emotional and missing my fiancé, even though we live together and I see him everyday after work. I think it's because sex is of such importance in my relationship. I know not everyone believes in sun signs, but I am a Scorpio, meaning I'm naturally very sexual. I've heard a lot of moms say that they were able to have sex within just 2 weeks of giving birth and I feel ready! I hardly feel sore down their at all, I don't feel unattractive because I've pretty much already lost all of the weight I gained from pregnancy, but I'm still bleeding. Not real heavy, but bleeding nonetheless. Should I wait until the bleeding stops to have sex? & I know it's really easy to get pregnant, I've already scheduled an appointment to have an IUD put in. I just wanted some advice from other mommies who are struggling with the no sex thing!


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♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 02/27/2014




considering that the recommended time frame is 6 weeks, and the reasons for that are possibilities of infection and complications in healing, AND that recommendation comes from pretty much all of the physicians I've known of...I'd say that 6 weeks it is.

And scorpio may be a 'very sexual' birth sign, but that doesn't dictate that you need frequent sex. LOL...But it's a nice excuse to use for frequent sex...

At any rate, you need to follow physician's recommendations. Vaginal penetration is not necessary for sexual satisfaction, either. Not to mention...most men are grossed out by the bleeding...

~♥Little Miss - posted on 02/27/2014




The doctors say to wait 6 weeks for healing regardless of how many sutures you have. You just gave birth. This is not meant as a punishment, but for your health. I would see your OBGYN and get the ok before engaging in sexual activity. Just think, if you have sex to soon, and cause complications, it may be even longer before you can have sex.

Jodi - posted on 02/27/2014




If you are still bleeding, you are still healing and infection is still a possibility. I wouldn't be considering sex yet. There are other ways to be intimate with your partner.

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