How long should you wait to have sex after giving birth?

I was wondering how long after giving birth you waited to have sex? In my country, they usually say six weeks, but I have also heard it’s wherever you feel ready? I’m planning on waiting the six weeks just want to hear other mama’s experience

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6 weeks bcuz it can cause an infection

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Wait 6 weeks. Even if you feel better it’s best to wait until your 6 week check up and dr clears that you are fully healed. Otherwise you are putting yourself at serious risk of infections.

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I had sex 2 weeks after my c section

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6 weeks. There’s a plate-sized wound inside of you that needs to heal.

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6weeks cause your uterus is still open and dont need a infection

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6weeks minimum. I tried earlier and wish I hadn’t.

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From somebody who’s children are now gonna be 10 months apart. Wait the 6 weeks and use protection you are extremely fertile after a baby

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After you give birth you have a plate size wound inside where the placenta used to be. Having sex or using tampons prior to it fully healing can result in serious infections.
The 6 week recommendation is to allow your body to fully heal so you’re not at risk for infection.

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It’s definitely six weeks. Not when you think you are ready. Your body is not ready before six weeks. You have a huge risk of infection and getting pregnant. Your body needs time to heal.

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My doctor told me 4 weeks, had my appt at 4 weeks and everything, I didn’t tear or have any significant damage after birth is the only thing I can think of as to why. My first two were both 6 weeks.

6 weeks. You’ve got a wound the size of a dinner plate up in there from where the placenta was which can get infected and needs at least 6 weeks to heal

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I waited 4 weeks after my c section. I felt okay enough to try, so we did lol

Six weeks. after your follow up OBGYN appt

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I only made it 15-20 days after birth everytime lol :joy: but my doctor let me work 17 days later and I got my iud in 3 weeks later each time. So idk

For my first, i was advised minimum 6 weeks. At the 6 weeks check up theyll also be able to tell you if its now safe or if they feel you need to wait longer for any healing etc purposes if need be. Sometimes it can be longer than 6 weeks but deffinately safest to wait and go to your checkup and be cleared from them to avoid any risk etc.

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i definitely needed the 6 weeks and longer lol i was so nervous

6 weeks both time. I wanted to much earlier but I also gave my body a chance to heal. Also didn’t want to end up pregnant again lol.

6 weeks. Just wait.

You have an open wound inside of you that takes a long time to heal. The 6 weeks is given to make sure it’s gone. Wait until you get the okay from your doctor.

It was torture for me to wait. But the risk is not worth the reward.

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With my first…4 weeks…with second…2 weeks. Healed faster after first

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