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

posted 6 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 # 17
    Member
    1470 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    I started around 12 weeks PP (I think), but it was really, really painful. Turns out I had low (super, super low) estrogen since I’m nursing. I ended up on topical estrogen and the pain is much less now. Just wanted to throw that out there in case anyone else is finding post-birth sex painful. 

    Post # 18
    Member
    4691 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2013 - Upstate NY

    Good lord. I was planning on giving myself a 3 month break. (Not that we’re even TTC) I mean you shoved a HUMAN out of your hoohah.

    Post # 19
    Member
    8882 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper

    Commenting to follow, always wondered about this lol

    Post # 20
    Member
    1734 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    Dr said 6 weeks but we were impatient, so we tried at 4 weeks and we had to be very careful but sex was doable. Fwiw I delivered vaginally and had an episiotomy.

    Post # 21
    Member
    576 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    @Jess1483:  I second the estrogen cream! It was a godsend for me. We tried at 6 weeks PP and it was unbearably painful until I finally got the estrogen cream at 6 months. I wish I had gotten it sooner. I had a c-section but sex was so painful until I started using the cream.

    Post # 22
    Member
    2692 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    With our first, i remember we went ahead and did ‘things’ (LOL) before the 6th week.  I waited with numbers 2 and 3 and this time we will wait a little longer until dh makes the V appointment.

    Post # 24
    Member
    2268 posts
    Buzzing bee

    @lealorali:  “Good lord. I was planning on giving myself a 3 month break. (Not that we’re even TTC) I mean you shoved a HUMAN out of your hoohah.

    This made me laugh. +1.

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