How long after giving birth before you were able to have sex again?

posted 3 years ago in Babies
  • poll: How long after giving birth before you were able to have sex again?
    Less than 6 weeks after birth : (8 votes)
    18 %
    In the 6th week after birth : (16 votes)
    36 %
    In the 7th week after birth : (2 votes)
    4 %
    In the 8th week after birth : (4 votes)
    9 %
    In the 9th week after birth : (3 votes)
    7 %
    In the 10th week after birth : (2 votes)
    4 %
    In the 11th week after birth : (0 votes)
    In the 12th week after birth : (4 votes)
    9 %
    In the 13th week after birth : (2 votes)
    4 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    5745 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2011

    I was told I could resume when I felt ready….. I didn’t tear at all & we resumed with condoms at 2 wks pp

    Post # 5
    Member
    5745 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2011

    @ScottishMrs:  Lol. We took 2 weeks break for about 6 weeks b/c it was still uncomfortable & it took about 6 mths for me to be good doing it “from behind” b/c it hurt along my urethra but for the most part all was well pretty quick!

    FWIW I delivered on my side & did not have coached pushing (I had 5 bearing down contractions where my body pushed DD down for me before I actually pushed). 😉

    Post # 6
    Member
    2783 posts
    Sugar bee

    @ScottishMrs:  I ended up having a c-section and was in so much pain afterwards that I probably wouldn’t have wanted to even have sex around the 6 week mark. I was single and didnt end up sleeping with anyone else for about 6 months after.

    Post # 7
    Member
    1765 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    It took about 4 weeks for me I was completely stitched up down there lol

     

    Post # 8
    Member
    6740 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2010

    6 weeks with the first child, 5 weeks with the second.

    Post # 9
    Member
    135 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    8 weeks…they cut me right trough my right but cheek and it took me about 4 weeks before I could even sit normally, let alone have sex!

    Post # 10
    Member
    1305 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I was probably physically ready before 6 weeks, but I just wasn’t mentally ready until about 8-9 weeks.

    Post # 12
    Member
    11668 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Only 11weeks along but interested to here people’s responses. I can’t even imagine caring about sex after I give birth! I told DH to expect at least 6 weeks but knowing me, it will probably be longer and he was just like okay cool, didn’t seem to care one bit. 

    Post # 14
    Member
    4587 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I got the ok from my doctor at my appointment at 6.5 weeks pp and then had sex that night. I felt fine from about 4 weeks or so but wanted to check with my doc first since I did have a few stitches.

    Post # 15
    Member
    2696 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    We “tried” at 5 weeks PP and 7 weeks PP and I just couldn’t do it. It hurt WAY too freaking bad. It was about 10 weeks PP until wee could DTD completely.

    I didn’t have any birth complications other than a couple stitches.

    My doctor explained to me that since I was breastfeeding, I had a lack of estrogen in my body, which apparently facilitates healing of the perinium, so that’s why it was taking me so much longer to heal.

     

    In all honestly, it was many months before sex was completely pain free….and now it’s better than pre-baby DTD. lol

     

    Post # 16
    Member
    1208 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2004

    It took me 7 months PP.  Had an episiotomy then 4 months later started physical therapy down there for 3 months and was “cured”.  My situation is not typical, although I am terrified to have a vaginal delivery again with this pregnancy….. but unsure of whether I am more afraid of another vaginal delivery or a c-section.

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