Healing KyliesMommy2012 Tokyo, Japan 1163 posts
Oct 16th '12

I'm almost 3 weeks PP and am healing great. My stitches are gone ( I had a couple minor tears, nothing serious) and my bleeding has stopped for the most part. Just super light brown occasionally and I only have to wear a panty liner.

I took a look with a mirror, and I am surprised to see that it looks really normal down there. I have always heard such horror stories and not to look cause it is horrible. The only difference I see is that it's just "open" more. I know I'm only 3 weeks PP and I still need to heal. But how long until it starts going back to "normal?" It's my first. And how long should you wait to have sex? I know it's too early due to the risk of infection now, but do you really have to wait the full six weeks?

KyliesMommy2012 Tokyo, Japan 1163 posts
Oct 16th '12


pennylove 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Australia 1527 posts
Oct 16th '12

i had stitches................ back to normal about 6 wkspp we had sex at 6wkpp felt ok felt way better at 10 wks pp im 12 wks now and feel great.

Summerfrost 51 kids; Massachusetts 6871 posts
Oct 17th '12

They recommend waiting to have sex until 6 weeks pp. Depending on the bleeding and how i was feeling down there, we had sex around 6 weeks. I think with my middle baby it was around 5 weeks pp. It's normally a little uncomfortable the first couple of times, but for the most part, everything goes back to normal within 3 months or so. Sometimes hormones can be a little out of whack for a bit afterwards, especially if you're pumping/breastfeeding. But even that settles down within the first 6 months or so.

Make sure you use protection of some sort unless you want to get prego again right away. lol