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1 week PP and I want sex! Erin Berlin 1 child; Akron, Ohio 296 posts
Dec 14th '12

Sorry if that's a little too direct. My entire pregnancy I wanted no affection. No sex, no cuddling, spooning, hugging, or kissing. Thank goodness my SO and I are best friends, because our relationship didn't really exist. As soon as I had the baby I felt so affectionate. We both slept in my hospital bed and I always want hugs and kisses and snuggles now. Around 4 days PP I wanted to have sex, but SO was too scared. We wound up having sex 5 days PP and now I want it all of the time. Some of my friends have kids that are a few months old and they still haven't had sex and I just can't get enough. What the hell is wrong with me?

user banned 3 kids; 3 angel babies; Indiana 75866 posts
Dec 14th '12

You had sex at 5 pp days? Oh, dear. I hope you're prepared for a nasty infection or possibly Irish twins!

Chibs 2 kids; Missouri 12147 posts
Dec 14th '12

Wow and I thought I rushed it having sex at 3 weeks pp
Hope everything works out for you and you don't get an infection

Julieeuhhh 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Texas 5888 posts
Dec 14th '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Squeaky McGee:</b>" You had sex at 5 pp days? Oh, dear. I hope you're prepared for a nasty infection or possibly Irish twins!"</blockquote>




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MamaTiffy TTC since Oct 2014; 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Sunnyvale, CA, United States 8769 posts
Dec 14th '12

I had sex 10 days PP and my OB said it was okay as long as I was no longer bleeding. The reason behind it is if you are still bleeding there are still open wounds in your uterus where the placenta was attached. I quit bleeding around 8-9days pp

Venn Due November 22 (girl); Kapuskasing, Ontario 9 posts
Dec 14th '12

Near the end of my pregnancy I seemed to never get in the mood anymore either. Now that I'm not pregnant I got really hornet too and want sex quite often...too bad I can't because I got stitches. :( it's already been 2 weeks and a day.

user banned 3 kids; 3 angel babies; Indiana 75866 posts
Dec 14th '12
Quoting Alyssa's mommy [EBFT]:" I had sex 10 days PP and my OB said it was okay as long as I was no longer bleeding. The reason behind ... [snip!] ... still bleeding there are still open wounds in your uterus where the placenta was attached. I quit bleeding around 8-9days pp"


It takes about 6 weeks for the uterus to heal, hence the 6 week checkup. There's still a risk of a infection and pregnancy.

What's wrong, flat face? TTC since Jul 2012; 1 child; 3 angel babies; Texas 13678 posts
Dec 14th '12

I know how you feel mama. DH and I got pregnant on our honeymoon and were always hornballs and had sex like 4 times a day and the pregnancy put a damper on our sex life and by nine days PP I wanted sex so bad that I did it. Never did get an infection and was always very careful because I had had a c section. idc what anyone else thinks about me having sex that soon. I told my gyno and she said that majority of people do not wait the whole 6 weeks so it wasn't shocking to her.

MamaTiffy TTC since Oct 2014; 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Sunnyvale, CA, United States 8769 posts
Dec 14th '12
Quoting Squeaky McGee:" It takes about 6 weeks for the uterus to heal, hence the 6 week checkup. There's still a risk of a infection and pregnancy."


Idk I just went by what my OB said. Of course we used protection, for birth control reasons and to keep his "stuff" out of there since I still was worried about infections. But I was also exclusively breastfeeding every 2-3 hours which I know is not foolproof but it does raise the % so add that with a condom and its close enough to 100%



http://www.netplaces.com/postpartum-care/postpartum-sex/are-you-physically-ready.htm




"Generally, it's considered safe to start having sex again once your postpartum bleeding, or lochia, has stopped. This indicates that your uterus has healed and sex is no longer considered an infection risk. If you're still bleeding, it could mean that your cervix is still open, leaving your uterus vulnerable to bacteria."

Nut ღ Meg Beverly Hills, CA, United States 40262 posts
Dec 14th '12
Quoting Squeaky McGee:" You had sex at 5 pp days? Oh, dear. I hope you're prepared for a nasty infection or possibly Irish twins!"


:!:

It's so Fluffayy! Due March 17 (girl); 19 kids; Texas 4279 posts
Dec 14th '12

I've always heard to be cautious, do it when you stop bleeding and you feel ready. We always waited 3 to 4 weeks after I stopped bleeding and of course extremely gentle but I had no stitches.

user banned 3 kids; 3 angel babies; Indiana 75866 posts
Dec 14th '12
Quoting Alyssa's mommy [EBFT]:" Idk I just went by what my OB said. Of course we used protection, for birth control reasons and to keep ... [snip!] ... risk. If you're still bleeding, it could mean that your cervix is still open, leaving your uterus vulnerable to bacteria.""


Meh, I just go by what I was taught; nothing in the vagina for 6 weeks. Better safe than sorry! To each their own. Sex was the furthest thing from my mind after I pushed a human being out of my vagina!

MamaTiffy TTC since Oct 2014; 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Sunnyvale, CA, United States 8769 posts
Dec 14th '12
Quoting Squeaky McGee:" Meh, I just go by what I was taught; nothing in the vagina for 6 weeks. Better safe than sorry! To each ... [snip!] ... safe than sorry! To each their own. Sex was the furthest thing from my mind after I pushed a human being out of my vagina!"


Haha I was the opposite. I mean we had sex right up until the day I had her, but afterwards I felt even so much closer to him that I just had to physically have him if that makes sense?

user banned 3 kids; 3 angel babies; Indiana 75866 posts
Dec 14th '12
Quoting Alyssa's mommy [EBFT]:" Haha I was the opposite. I mean we had sex right up until the day I had her, but afterwards I felt even so much closer to him that I just had to physically have him if that makes sense? "


No, it doesn't, lol.

MamaTiffy TTC since Oct 2014; 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Sunnyvale, CA, United States 8769 posts
Dec 14th '12
Quoting Squeaky McGee:" No, it doesn't, lol."


Like it brought us even closer together and I wanted him even more, that and I think hormones had a lot to do with it and the vulnerability I felt afterward. I drank red raspberry leaf tea starting at 38 weeks and I think that helped a lot with the PP bleeding. So I called my doc first and told him I had stopped bleeding and he said it was ok to have sex if I felt physically ready and comfortable with it.