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13 tips for sex after giving birth

Wait until you get the green light

Make sure you get the green light from your doctor or midwife before having sex.

Your body needs to recover whether it’s a Cesarean birth or vaginal and there is a critical time to heal after having a baby so you shouldn’t rush it. Waiting until your doctor or midwife gives you the OK to have sex is important. If you’re told you’re not ready yet, you should steer clear of sex, as it could do more damage than good.

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  1. Hii,understand my wife has to consult a doctor or her midwife After birth for her to be given the directive on when to have sex,in any case may i know the time,that is to say the number of months it would totally take for her to heal down there before she can get involved in the act of sex be it caesarean or vagina birth?

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    1. It really will depend on the stress, mind set and if the body had major trauma from the birth. I waited until my first cycle that occurred after my C-Section. About 6 weeks BUT this is MY situation, not any other mother.

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    2. P.S – I still have C-Section issues where the incision is – 6 years later!!!

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    3. We usually say after the 6 week postpartum checkup is when most moms are medically cleared to have sex again (though being completely ready and/or healed may take longer). Often it’s a combination of when a doctor/midwife thinks enough healing and has occurred and mom feels up for it again!

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