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can I use tampons now?

(6 Posts)
mckenzie Mon 18-Apr-05 11:05:43

DD is nearly 6 weeks old but my '6 week' check isn't until nearly 8 weeks because of doctor's holidays etc. Is it okay for me to start using tampons now or do i still need to just use towels?

mears Mon 18-Apr-05 11:08:09

You can use tampons for your periods now, whether you have had a 6 or 8 weeks check. It is rare now to have an internal examination post childbirth any more, unless you have specified a problem. Just a general enquiry into your health.

Lonelymum Mon 18-Apr-05 11:09:56

Gosh have you firmed up enough?

mckenzie Mon 18-Apr-05 11:17:35

thanks mears. If they're not going to check my stitches though, does that mean I can resume swimming now? I thought the whole idea of not exercising until after the check was so that they would check stitches etc.

mears Mon 18-Apr-05 11:18:59

If you feel well and that everything is OK down there, you can do whatever you want mckenzie

mckenzie Mon 18-Apr-05 11:29:49

best news I've had all day!! Thanks again.

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