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Is it true you can't have sex until 6 weeks after birth? Mason'sMommy;Expecting Due July 26; 1 child; Weare, NH, United States 1294 posts
16th Feb '12

My doctor said to wait six weeks for anything to be " inserted. "



Is it different if you tear? I tore down, have 6 stitches and want to know when I really should wait.



So, when did you have sex after birth if you tore??

~~My Pet Wussy~~ 3 kids; USA 23732 posts
status 16th Feb '12

If you have sex before 6 weeks, it'll fall out.

somethingcleveraboutleavi Harvard, Illinois 26541 posts
16th Feb '12

You should definitely wait 6 weeks...Then you go for your 6 week checkup and they will go fromt here.

You're not my demographic 1 child; Wisconsin 26883 posts
16th Feb '12

Some people have sex earlier than that. It's a recommendation, really. They prefer you to have your first post-partum OB check up before you have sex.



I waited like 7 weeks...I was scared to do it again.

Julie♥Candice's Mom TTC since May 2009; 1 child; 2 angel babies; Wakarusa, IN, United States 794 posts
16th Feb '12

Yes the Dr. tell you that for good reason. If you have sex earlier then this you run a high risk of infection & pregnancy.

Rumple Foreskin 3 kids; Kentucky 47763 posts
16th Feb '12

6 weeks. You are also at risk for infection. I recommend you heed the warning.

somethingcleveraboutleavi Harvard, Illinois 26541 posts
16th Feb '12
Quoting You're not my demographic:" Some people have sex earlier than that. It's a recommendation, really. They prefer you to have your first ... [snip!] ... you to have your first post-partum OB check up before you have sex. I waited like 7 weeks...I was scared to do it again."

me too!!!

mylittlebaby Due July 25 (boy); 1 child; Boise, Idaho 380 posts
16th Feb '12

you can talk to your doctor! you DO NOT HAVE TO WAIT 6 WEEKS!! my doc gave me a go a head at 2 weeks, and i had a hemmerage where the sac conected to my uterin wall! just talk to your doc!

Katie's Bees Virginia 15428 posts
16th Feb '12

Yes, you really shouldn't. I know people who have done it 2-3 weeks after... but I tore too and had stitches and I was so sore I was scared. lol Plus, if the stitches are still in, you can tear them out, they can get infected, blah, blah, blah. I'd just wait... the risks aren't worth it to me.

party in my tummy 3 kids; New Jersey 2838 posts
16th Feb '12

uhh not to mention you just pushed out a small human do you think itll feel any good before the 6 week mark??

You're not my demographic 1 child; Wisconsin 26883 posts
16th Feb '12
Quoting Meg Griffin:" me too!!!"

Then we did it and I was like...."Oh...shit feels the same. Good to go :D"

You're not my demographic 1 child; Wisconsin 26883 posts
16th Feb '12
Quoting mylittlebaby:" you can talk to your doctor! you DO NOT HAVE TO WAIT 6 WEEKS!! my doc gave me a go a head at 2 weeks, and i had a hemmerage where the sac conected to my uterin wall! just talk to your doc!"

2 weeks? I can't imagine a doctor giving the okay for that.



That seems very very early.

|brianne| Due July 28 (boy); 2 kids; Manitoba 3600 posts
16th Feb '12

Personally I didn't wait that long with either of my kids, but I only tore a little with my son and like a scratch that I couldn't even feel with my daughter. So it will hurt for a good while when you do start having sex again, but the ladies are right where it also puts you at risk for infection.... I just never listened :oops:

M♥MMY to 3 GIRLS:) Due October 22 (girl); 2 kids; California 1916 posts
16th Feb '12
Quoting trishalynn;:" My doctor said to wait six weeks for anything to be " inserted. " Is it different if you tear? I tore ... [snip!] ... I tore down, have 6 stitches and want to know when I really should wait. So, when did you have sex after birth if you tore??"


yes you should not have sex until atleast the 6 week pp checkup , sometimes the dr's will tell you to wait even longer but in most cases they say your fine/ But to be honest I did not wait 6 weeks with either.MY first I got a major episiotemy and stiches I had sex after 3 and a half weeks it was unfomfortable started feeling better at around 4 and a half weeks. With my second she was a preemie and only 4lbs no stiches or tears me and bd had sex within a week and it felt good lol. But you can get pregnant way easily if your not careful.

Team PINK 2 kids; Nova Scotia 540 posts
16th Feb '12
Quoting party in my tummy:" uhh not to mention you just pushed out a small human do you think itll feel any good before the 6 week mark?? "

:!:



This...
and it made me laugh btw hahaha.