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19 Feb 2003

After pregnancy
are there a time that man must wait before it safe (for the woman) to start with sex again ?
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01 Jan 0001

Unless there are unusual delivery circumstances, most couples may resume vaginal intercourse a month to six weeks after delivery (C-sections included). Naturally, there are many sexual healthy alternatives during
the post-partum recuperation. If there has been no laceration or episiotomy many resume intercourse
sooner. Of concern, aside from vaginal-perineal healing, is endometritis from bacterial innoculation of the uterus thru the open cervix of a non fully involuted post-partum uterus. Extensive lacerations may require six
weeks before intercourse should attempted "Williams Obstetrics" is a good source of information, though I do not
recall whether it adresses this question in particular.
Hope this helps. Recommendations should be individualized by the health care practioner attending delivery.
A good old hospital joke: As soon as the doctor has finished putting in the stitches and provided that you are in a private room!!!
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