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Sex after c section.

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footyfan Thu 26-Dec-13 12:42:12

Didn't mean to alarm you with the 9 month thing!

It wasn't bad all that time: it just took that long to be 100% normal. The first time was definitely the worst. It got progressively better after that.

hugoagogo Wed 25-Dec-13 22:52:07

That's how it felt to me- hip bone to hip bone argh!

TalkativeJim Wed 25-Dec-13 22:44:49

I had this, both times, I wouldn't worry. First one was EMCS after long labour, 2nd elective with no labour. Same both times: for at least 3 months afterwards exactly what you describe: very sore, felt too tight, v painful and burny inside when DTD. It gradually went, absolutely fine now.

I think it was actually dryness caused by bf and/or general recovery after all the shock of surgery etc. - although I felt ok and normal externally and not too dry, inside I was iyswim.

I would wait and see, give it at least another month or more, really this sounds exactly similar to me.

Madamecastafiore Wed 25-Dec-13 22:30:56

Ooooohhhh sounds quite brave being cut in half!

Maybe should lay off the 'proper' sex till a few more months have passed.

DH will be cross having gone to the supermarket and purchased condoms. He was appalled that he had to take them to get a security box removed. Poor man think he was rather embarrassed. smile

hugoagogo Wed 25-Dec-13 22:21:52

I think we waited for about 4 months and then it was fine, less than 6 weeks seems a bit brave, since you were so recently nearly cut in half!

congrats btw smile

Madamecastafiore Wed 25-Dec-13 22:20:24

Am like the Sahara them.
Dd is attached to boob for at least. 6 hours a day!

schmee Wed 25-Dec-13 22:19:26

Are you bf? That can cause you to "dry up"

Mrswellyboot Wed 25-Dec-13 22:14:08

Sorry see now elective.

Madamecastafiore Wed 25-Dec-13 22:13:19

No, no labour.

Poor DH he was do good for so long last time. I think he thought we'd be swinging from the chandeliers by now!

Mrswellyboot Wed 25-Dec-13 22:12:11

Hello, I was going to post this myself. I am the same but it is much better now three months on. Was very sore and tight (tmi). GP said it goes back to normal. Did you go through labour first? I read that your muscles contract but because you didn't give birth naturally. I don't know if that is true, gp didn't really think it was that.

Madamecastafiore Wed 25-Dec-13 22:11:52

6 week check on 3rd January.

I was so hoping would be easy after birth this time. sad

9 months!! We hoping to ttc next October !!

RhondaJean Wed 25-Dec-13 22:09:40

Doesn't sound normal to me, I was fine after a week, I never felt even discomfort. Mention it at your 6 week check up?

Meglet Wed 25-Dec-13 22:09:19

I tried it 6 weeks after my EMCS and planned CS. Very carefully though, more of an MOT to check everything was as it should be. It was ok, I didn't get any tightness or burning.

When is your 6 week check?

footyfan Wed 25-Dec-13 22:07:20

I had this with mine as well. Not to depress you - but it took about 9 months to feel like normal again.

I still have no idea why it felt like that. What the hell do they do to you during a section?!

Madamecastafiore Wed 25-Dec-13 22:05:05

Oooohhhh was hoping this was normal.

Awful tear and corrective surgery after dc2 so was expecting it to be easier this time around!

Jbck Wed 25-Dec-13 22:03:23

It took me a long time after section as I was worried about scar but no change down below.

Think you need to mention to GP or HV at your six week check.

Madamecastafiore Wed 25-Dec-13 21:59:59

6 weeks
Sort of tightness and burning pain. Like not enough room for DH!! blush

FannyFifer Wed 25-Dec-13 21:57:16

Ummmm I don't think having sex is a great plan if you have just had a section.

InPursuitOfOblivion Wed 25-Dec-13 21:54:13

More info needed! How many days/weeks/months pp are you?
What kind of pain and when?
Emergency or elective section?

Madamecastafiore Wed 25-Dec-13 21:28:07

Why in gods name does it hurt so much and what do I do now?

A) Never do it again?
B) grit my teeth and endure the pain (hoping that after the first time it is pain free?
C) feck knows!

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