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I will child birth within first week of July.So.. when do I sex with my husband?plz answer me

By June 24, 2009 - 9:27pm
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Dear kyimyaayemaw, Congratulations! I'm all too familiar with this subject because less than 5 months ago I was in your shoes.

To answer your question, your OB will most likely want to see you 6 weeks post partum and perform a physical exam to see if you have healed well (or are healing well). Provided everything looks good and you feel good- he or she will give you the green light for sex.

These recommendations work both for cesarean sections and vaginal delivery. Keep in mind that during vaginal delivery there are factors such as tears and episiotomies which will affect how quickly you recover. The reason why you should also wait 6 weeks if you have a c-section is because even though the baby did not come out of your vagina you will have undergone major surgery, which takes time to recover from. Your body will also expell any fragments of your placenta left in it and you will bleed, vaginal delivery or not.

Remember that these are standard recommendations and that everyone heals at a different rate and has a very different childbirth experience. Some people will require less than the 6 weeks and some will require more. Just be sure to take good care of yourself, eat a balanced diet (especially if you will breastfeed), and let your body do its healing.

June 25, 2009 - 5:14am
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Hello there and welcome to EmpowHer! I'm so glad you visited the website and posted your question here. First of all, congratulations on becoming a Mom! I remember the weeks leading up to my daughter's birth and I wish you an easy delivery.

I think your question is a very good one and one that women have wondered about. I believe that most OB/GYNS will advise women to wait at least six weeks after giving birth to have sexual intercourse. But honestly, most women that I know usually end up wanting to wait longer than that because they are just so tired taking care of a newborn! But that is entirely up to you and what you are comfortable with of course. But six weeks will probably be the medical advice that your doctor shares with you. Congratulations again and please post again and let us know when your little one arrives! Best in heatlh, Michelle

June 24, 2009 - 10:24pm
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