Is It Safe to Have Sex 3 Weeks Postpartum (C-Section)?

QUESTION:

"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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TOP ANSWERS (AS SELECTED BY MODERATOR):

“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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I’d wait if I were you

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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

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I would wait personally.

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I say everyone is different and heals different so if you think you’re ready then go for it mama! Just take it easy.

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Lol you need to wait. I promise once you start going lol it doesn’t feel as good. And hurts after. Even waited 6 weeks. I mean was worth it but scar sfill hurts.

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So, its your body and you know it best. However, even if you feel healed, the opening to your uterus isn’t closed all the way and having sex can result in an infection in your uterus. Also, pressure on your incision could cause it to reopen. I would proceed very carefully and optimally speak to your doctor before hand.

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Wait. Better safe. Just play 🤷🏽.

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Yep both times, i survived.

I personally would wait. Even 6 weeks after my c-sections it was painful. You can cause a lot of damage if you have sex too soon. Fool around, oral sex, ect but no penetration.

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Follow your drs advice. Especially since you’re post surgery. Better safe than sorry. Hate to get gruesome by I imagine the uterus also contracts with orgasm and you have a surgery wound trying to heal there. Ask the Dr and have them explain why or why not ok earlier than they recommend.

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I would just wait it out …

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I would definitely wait.

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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.

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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.

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Uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuum just listen to your Dr. There’s other things you can do with out actually having sex!!! :tipping_hand_woman:t3:

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Don’t. You risk infection. Just masturbate

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I had a c section and I waited 2 months after having my son.

Just wait…its JUST sex.youll have plenty after the 6 weeks

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Be responsible and waitn he should be thinking of your health and well being first

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