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Sex After C-Section
Sex after pregnancy: Set your own timeline - Mayo Clinic
If you have recently given birth by cesarean section , also known as a c-section, you might have questions about how and when to resume your sex life. You may assume that since you did not have a vaginal birth that you can have sex right away—this is not true, though it is a common misunderstanding. Your doctor or midwife will want to ensure that your incision is healing well and that your postpartum bleeding has stopped. Many women and their partners believe that they will be able to have sex right away since they had a c-section.
How and when to have sex for the first time after giving birth, according to sexual health experts
Studies have shown that both women with vaginal and C-section births report sexual challenges in the first three months after giving birth. Although you may experience slightly less bleeding with a cesarean section, it will still take about six weeks for your cervix to close completely. Some women may feel ready to resume intercourse sooner than others, but you should only have sex again once given the ok by your obstetrician and when you feel comfortable. But you can still expect to bleed for four to six weeks.
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