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Sex after c-section. Any tips?

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lovetomoan Fri 28-Dec-12 17:42:59

Hi, It has been almost 12 weeks after I had my EMCS, we will be using condoms and KY jelly (my body doesn't like hormonal contraception).
Does it feel any different?
Any tips?

I am scared of the pain, I have been told by some friends that it hurts like the first time blush

Thank you.

yousankmybattleship Fri 28-Dec-12 17:46:09

You've got a twelve week baby and you're even contemplating sex? Wow!! No advice I'm afraid, I'm sure it was much longer before I had sex again but I didn't experience any pain at all. Enjoy grin

NanoNinja Fri 28-Dec-12 20:09:14

Okay for me at nine weeks. A bit out of practice, but absolutely no pain from the incision.

QTPie Fri 28-Dec-12 21:04:39


I had an ELCS (no complications) and had sex at about 8/9 weeks and no pain at all (although didn't do any "swinging from the ceiling" or other acrobatics... grin ) and good.

To be completely honest, I think that sex is better since DS has been born than before. Maybe I am more aware of my body? Don't know, but no downsides.


lainey1234 Sat 29-Dec-12 06:34:59

Ok for me at 6 weeks smile nothing adventurous thou! Lol ! DH couldn't do the deed while I was pregnant as he was all freaked out by it, so by six weeks it hd been more than long enough for me!

DolomitesDonkey Sat 29-Dec-12 07:15:09

Ok for me at 2-3 weeks, no problems.

sleeplessinsuburbia Sat 29-Dec-12 07:43:03

I was fine much earlier just went a bit easier at first.

VikingLady Sat 29-Dec-12 21:03:11

Had EMCS, all was fine sex-wise. Not quite sure how your friends would think it would hurt like the first time. Do they misunderstand and think you were stitched up "down there" grin

Goatbongohohoandjinglejingle Sat 29-Dec-12 21:10:26

Fine for me too, although I prefer being on top as no pressure on tum then! grin
Like qt I think it has been better since the birth... It is more sleep deprivation that stops us, rather than anything else!

Meglet Sat 29-Dec-12 21:12:20

It was ok for me at 6 weeks after both sections. You have to take it careful though. TBH it was nice to know everything was working ok.

ManicMuppetMania Sun 30-Dec-12 18:48:54

We had sex five weeks after my cs, but had to stop because it felt very tight and sore up there even though I hadn't pushed a baby out! But we tried again a few days after and it was totally fine! Maybe I was a bit nervous the first time!.....god we sound like rabbits blush wink

louschmoo Wed 02-Jan-13 22:56:50

I found that sex after my CS was impossible for several months, but this was entirely down to breastfeeding! It was a huge shock as i had no idea that BF could cause such dryness and thin skin, but every time we tried i felt like i was being torn, no matter how much lube we used. Just a week or two after my last BF it was totally back to normal. Just one of those things i suppose! From a CS scar point of view though, it was fine after a few weeks.

lovetomoan Fri 04-Jan-13 20:16:10

I think I will leave it for a little bit longer, I am so scared I had a nightmare about it. I still feel pain around the scar area and I am not sure if this is normal. GP and nurse just keep sending me away reminding me of the 'majorness' of the operation.
Thank you all for your responses.

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