sex after giving birth?

Natalie - posted on 04/28/2014 ( 16 moms have responded )

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how long after havin a baby is it better to have sex and why?

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Natalie - posted on 04/30/2014

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ok I will thanx nd no im nt being pushed to do it I was jst concern te try to be careful

~♥Little Miss - posted on 04/30/2014

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Also, make sure when you do have sex, use protection. You are very fertile after birth, and breastfeeding is not a birth control.

♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 04/29/2014

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Well, lets see...

Risk of infection, risk of rupture, risk of damaging your uterus, causing a subsequent pregnancy to fail...high risk of pregnancy.

And you were told this when you delivered. So, if you want to, go for it, but know it's not advised, and don't be surprised if you do, and something ends up happening (infection, rupture) that you get a lecture about it from your physician as well.

Theres a REASON doctors tell you not to do something.

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Melissa Ann - posted on 05/11/2014

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Between one and three months, when you and your partner are ready.
If you are waiting for your six week postnatal check with your GP,
it might be a good idea to try love making before the doctor's visit so that you can then discuss any problems you encounter.
Try pelvic floor exercises to bring back muscular tone to your vagina.

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i would wait until you go back and see the doctor for the 6 week check up and they ok it, because there could be tears or stitches from birth that need time to heal. even if you do wait, sex will likely be painful at first

♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 04/30/2014

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To be honest, Natalie, the first time after birth could be painful, even if you wait the 6 weeks.

But, remember it's YOUR call. Don't let him pressure you if you don't feel your body is ready

~♥Little Miss - posted on 04/30/2014

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Are you ok? Are you being pushed into having sex to soon?

~♥Little Miss - posted on 04/30/2014

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6 weeks or more to heal properly. You should get the clear from the doctor before engaging in sex.

♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 04/29/2014

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Physicians recommend 6 weeks.

You have to allow your body to heal.

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