When Are You Able To Have Sexual Intercourse Following a C-Section

 

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There’s no one-time fits all when it comes to returning to sexual activity after a cesarean delivery, but many women will wait between four and six weeks before resuming intercourse. Although you. When to Have Sex After a Cesarean. After having a cesarean you will still need to wait about six weeks before having sex. You will have your six-week postpartum check-up at this time. Your doctor or midwife will want to ensure that your incision is healing well and that your postpartum bleeding has stopped.

Most women need to wait at least 6 weeks before having sex after a C-section, or until their doctor or midwife says it is safe. They may also. Sex after C-section: How soon is too soon? Plan for six to eight weeks off from sex, says Williams. “The big reason is because you just had major surgery, which cuts through all the layers of the. When Can You Have Sex After a C-Section Delivery?

No matter if you give birth vaginally or via C-section, your body needs time to heal after delivery. While everyone heals at their own rate, most women find they are ready to have intercourse between four and six weeks after giving birth. When you decide to have sex again after birth really depends on how you feel, but most maternity care providers recommend new mothers wait until at least 6 weeks after birth before having sex again. This includes women who have given birth via c-section.

Sex After A C-Section So, when can you have sex after a c-section?It takes at least six weeks to get past the pain and discomfort of a C-section delivery. That’s why your doctor will tell you that sex is off-limits for a while.

It may take even longer for you to feel emotionally ready for sex after a C. Having sex 3 weeks after C-section or any time before 6 weeks following delivery can introduce bacteria in the healing internal wound. This can lead to infections such as pelvic inflammatory disease (PID). It may also cause increased bleeding, internal injury and pain.

What Is “Lochia” and How Will It Affect Sex?Here is everything you need to expect and also some of my tips for having comfortable sex after having a C-Section. Wait Until You Get The Green Light From Your OBGYN First of all, wait until you have your 6-week postpartum appointment with your ob-gyn before you even think about getting intimate with your partner.

i know were not supposed to have sex for at least 4-6 weeks but i had a c-section on the 31st and its hard for me to go without sex when someone tells me you can’t do something its literally all on my mind. so if vaginal is out for a bit is.

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Although it is not necessarily unsafe to have sex in the first week after a healthy vaginal birth with no interventions, midwives and obstetricians generally recommend waiting a couple of weeks, or until the bleeding has begun to substantially subside.

“Natural Health After Birth: The Complete Guide to Postpartum Wellness” by Aviva Jill Romm
from Natural Health After Birth: The Complete Guide to Postpartum Wellness
by Aviva Jill Romm
Inner Traditions/Bear, 2002

• Unless your health care provider indicates otherwise, you can safely resume sexual activity (intercourse) by the second to fourth week after birth, when bleeding has stopped and the perineum is healed.

“Maternal Child Nursing Care” by Shannon E. Perry, Marilyn J. Hockenberry, Deitra Leonard Lowdermilk, David Wilson
from Maternal Child Nursing Care
by Shannon E. Perry, Marilyn J. Hockenberry, et. al.
Elsevier, 2013

If you and your partner want to resume intercourse as soon as possible after the birth, it’s probably safe to do so after any stitches have healed and the amount of lochia has decreased.

“Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn: The Complete Guide” by Janet Walley, Penny Simkin, Ann Keppler, Janelle Durham, April Bolding
from Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn: The Complete Guide
by Janet Walley, Penny Simkin, et. al.
Meadowbrook, 2016

To reduce the risk of postpartum hemorrhage and surgical bleeding, factors levels should be maintained in the normal range for at least 3–5 days after vaginal delivery and up to 7 days following cesarean section [29–31].

“Bleeding During Pregnancy: A Comprehensive Guide” by Eyal K. Sheiner
from Bleeding During Pregnancy: A Comprehensive Guide
by Eyal K. Sheiner
Springer New York, 2011

However, even if there is little chance of infection, many women, particularly those who have had an episiotomy and whose scar still feels tender, need to wait longer to begin intercourse.

“The Intimate Male: Candid Discussions About Women, Sex, and Relationships” by Linda Levine, Lonnie Garfield Barbach
from The Intimate Male: Candid Discussions About Women, Sex, and Relationships
by Linda Levine, Lonnie Garfield Barbach
Wellness Institute, Incorporated, 1983

The midwife or doctor may advise the mother to refrain from sexual intercourse for the first 6 weeks after childbirth in order to give the perineal tissues a chance to heal.

“The Complementary Therapist's Guide to Conventional Medicine E-Book: A Textbook and Study Course” by Clare Stephenson
from The Complementary Therapist’s Guide to Conventional Medicine E-Book: A Textbook and Study Course
by Clare Stephenson
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2011

If your perineum feels fine and you want to have intercourse at three or four weeks post partum, there is no reason to wait.

“The Nursing Mother's Companion” by Ruth A. Lawrence, Kathleen Huggins
from The Nursing Mother’s Companion
by Ruth A. Lawrence, Kathleen Huggins
Harvard Common Press, 2005

If you didn’t have any tearing and the lochia has ceased before six weeks, you may be given an early go-ahead to resume intercourse.

“The Mama Natural Week-by-Week Guide to Pregnancy and Childbirth” by Genevieve Howland
from The Mama Natural Week-by-Week Guide to Pregnancy and Childbirth
by Genevieve Howland
Gallery Books, 2017

Even without any complication, the recovery is weeks longer and more painful than with vaginal delivery.

“Better: A Surgeon's Notes on Performance” by Atul Gawande
from Better: A Surgeon’s Notes on Performance
by Atul Gawande
Profile, 2010

Sexual intercourse may resume in the postpartum period when the bleeding has decreased or stopped, incision or episiotomy is healed, and the woman is comfortable upon finger insertion and test of vaginal discomfort.

“Family Practice Guidelines: Second Edition” by Jill C. Cash, MSN, APN, FNP-BC, Cheryl A. Glass, MSN, WHNP, RN-BC
from Family Practice Guidelines: Second Edition
by Jill C. Cash, MSN, APN, FNP-BC, Cheryl A. Glass, MSN, WHNP, RN-BC
Springer Publishing Company, 2010

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  • I see a lot of women on mommy pages saying “I had sex a couple days after” one women said that she had sex while she as still in the hospital. It kind of makes me angry to see how ridiculous some women are. I am happy they didn’t seem to get infection but geeze What if.

  • Mam mera 3 time c section Hua hai aur 3 rd me baccho band karneka operation bhi kiya hai kya tube reopens karvake pregnant rah sakte hai aur reopens bhi c section ki trh karana padega kya

  • Mra cesarean ko 2mnth ho gya but ab kuch dino sa mjy bht zyda pain belly m back asa pain jsa periods m hota but periods ki date h he ni r sth m dil ghabra jta vomit hte

  • is my husband sperms going to have any effect on my baby when I am breast feeding my baby and having sex with my husband after delivery

  • How do I always find you? You’re an awesome lady and I love the voice, its calming, but it seems like every time I need a question answered you show up.

  • I had unprotected sex with my wife and my baby is 2.5 months old. Now we are worried about pregnancy. whats the solution?? pls reply.

  • You have to explain properly you are Dr. or pharmacist and don’t make videos saying like ask your doctor… there are only 2 to 4 conditions of after caeserean or normal deliveries…

  • Never! You will have another baby if you do. It’s really the entire point to sex. Duh!

    Seriously don’t have sex unless you are willing to get pregnant in the first place.

  • hi mam i have 6 months baby feeding breast milk after cesarean delivery,,shall we do sex now is there any problems occurs for me and my baby

  • Mam actually I have a normal delivery after 40 days I under goon family planning Operation… after that when we started to normal sex…? It mean how many days…!

  • Mam hum 2 months physical huyr the or mere c-section huye 3 months se bhi upar ho gya h pr meri bleeding abhi tak stop nhi hui h. Kya kru plz btaiye

  • I have a question, is it possible to have a vbac but after two c sections? Also, I’m 20 days post partum and I sweat so much it’s crazy I’m so tired of being all sweaty, is this normal? And what causes it? Because it did not happen when I had my first child.

  • Much thanks Mam, the instructions clear many of the myths and doubts I and my wife had. Appreciate your help and advice. Stay safe mam.

  • Hi ma’am! I am MR. SOFIQUL AHMED
    Can you please advise me that, how many days before we have to stop the sex of delivery?? Actually we could not say that, but according to the calculation when we have to stop. Please let me know about this……….