"Has anyone had sex before the 6-week mark after a C-section? I feel healed and was going to use a condom, but my husband is well-endowed and does reach my cervix.
It’s been three weeks since my section, and I’m feeling good but in need of some loving. Longest three weeks ever."
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“I mean the doctor who studied medicine for years says to wait until 6 to 8 weeks… I’m pretty sure he/she knows more than any mom on Facebook. Js.”
“Everyone heals different but the reason they say to wait 6-8 weeks is because there’s a literal gaping wound in your uterus where the placenta was attached. It needs time to heal.”
“Girl chill. You’ve got a gaping wound inside of you. Do you want an infection?? Cuz that’s how you get an infection. All these girls saying ‘oh I didn’t wait, and I was fine’ well, you were LUCKY. I know someone who got an infection from this and was violently and brutally ill. Not worth the risk, IMO.”
“Listen to your doctor. Jesus. I had a c-sections and 1st took 5 weeks and 2and took 4 weeks. For godsakes. These women aren’t doctors. Your OB is. Every woman’s body is different. Do what your OB says.”
“Sure if you want an internal infection. I’ve had 3 c sections. Wait till your doctor clears you. You have an open wound on the inside.”
“You need to wait. There’s a 6 week waiting period to let your body heal for a reason. You have a massive wound healing in your uterus from your placenta. Even if you feel fine, it’s not worth the risk.”
“There is a huge wound inside of you that needs time to heal. Also, you are extremely fertile. There are other things you can do right now. Wait.”
“There’s a reason that they say 6 to 8 weeks. You just had major abdominal surgery. It would be a big risk.”
“Even though you may feel okay, the very blood-rich area of your uterus where the placenta was attached has not healed yet. Having sex before your doctor clears you could cause bacteria to be introduced to an extremely vulnerable area.”
“You have a dinner-plate-sized wound where your placenta used to be… regardless how well you feel, you risk infection. I wouldn’t chance that.”
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