Sex after childbirth

(11 Posts)
PebbleTTC Wed 05-Aug-15 20:56:37

Hi all, I was wondering when is it ok to have sex after giving birth? I had my baby two weeks ago and I feel pretty good, the bleeding has mostly stopped. Do you have to wait until 6 weeks post birth for cervix too close or something like that?

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LuluJakey1 Wed 05-Aug-15 23:42:46

We waited about 2 1/2 weeks. Bleeding had stopped. Birth had not been too bad. I had only had a very small tear, no stitches. I was out walking Ds every day and felt fit and well. DH had paternity leave. Ds was on formula so we were sharing feeding. We just got carried away one afternoon when we were all having a nap.
Use contraception if you do. smile

Lightbulbon Wed 05-Aug-15 23:49:13

My last birth was a doddle so it was 10 days but that felt like ages.

PebbleTTC Thu 06-Aug-15 00:11:57

Thanks, does the bleeding have to be fully stopped?

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UnsolvedMystery Thu 06-Aug-15 14:19:51

For a normal vaginal delivery, 2 weeks is fine if you are up for it. smile

passmethewineplease Thu 06-Aug-15 14:35:46

I thought tou were supposed to wait six weeks due to the increase in infection? I can't talk though, I fell pregnant when DS was four weeks old so be careful

passmethewineplease Thu 06-Aug-15 14:36:02

You not tou.


Pippin8 Thu 06-Aug-15 17:27:04

Not anymore. That used to be the old advice. Current guidance is, If you are feeling well no stitches etc, then it's ok. You can get pregnant again as early as 21 days though.

purpler Sat 08-Aug-15 18:11:24

10 days after a section here... All fine and grin

passmethewineplease Sat 08-Aug-15 22:30:45

Ah right didn't know that! Yes you can, I learnt that for myself. blush

dippyd123 Wed 12-Aug-15 16:28:27

All I can say is lucky ladies even feeling ready so soon smile

DD1 was about 8 weeks, ds1 12 weeks and dont even ask me about the twins sad

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