Sex After Delivery

Sex should be avoided for about six weeks after delivery, either through cesarean or vaginal. Pregnancy causes many changes in the body. After delivery, the uterus shrinks, the muscles regain its strength, and the pre-pregnancy hormone levels return to normal. Having sex too earlier after delivery can result in postpartum hemorrhage and uterine infections.

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After how many years of C-section can I plan my next pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, I delivered my first child two months ago, with C-section. I got my first period after delivery, yesterday. My child is only on breastfeeding. I want to know when can I start exercising, light as well as proper gym in order to get back to shape. I want to know till when do we need to ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to As it has been more than 9 weeks post delivery already, you can start your light abdominal toning exercises if your pain has completely subsided. Generally, we tell the mother to avoid exercising for 6 weeks till strength is achieved over the c-section scar. Do not l...  Read Full »

Does unprotected sex with my wife after the child's delivery suggest a pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, My wife delivered a baby on the 8th of last month. On the 13th of this month, we had unprotected intercourse. The delivery was a normal delivery. My baby was formula-fed for the first two days as my wife did not have milk and now, is completely on breastfeed. Is it possible that she co...  Read Full »

Dr. Meeta Bansal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to During the first few weeks after delivery, ovulation is unpredictable. Ideally, until six weeks there is no chance of pregnancy, but only if totally breastfed. I suggest she get a serum beta hCG test done. For more information consult an obstetrician and gynaecologist ...  Read Full »

Can I be pregnant after ten months of delivering a baby?

Query: Hello doctor, I had unprotected sex twice while I was ovulating around two months ago. I noticed spotting for two days around a month ago. I did some at-home pregnancy tests, which turned out to be positive. Then I again noticed spotting for two days again around four days ago. Am I pregnant? I am a...  Read Full »

Dr. Reetika

Answer: Hello, Welcome to completely understand your concern and will surely help you. Most likely, you are pregnant again, and the spotting you had around a month ago was implantation bleeding. Understand that the last pregnancy has nothing much to do with a female's next chance of pregnancy,...  Read Full »

I had cesarean delivery two months back. When to resume my sex life?

Query: Hello doctor,I had a cesarean delivery just two months back. From when can I resume my sex life with my husband? Could you please advice on that?  Read Full »

Dr. Balakrishnan R

Answer: Hi, Welcome to We usually advise our patients to be active immediately. You can have sex from six weeks onwards, but avoid a pregnancy till 2 years. After the cesarean delivery, your superficial wounds and deep wounds heal fast. But, the healing of uterine wound will take some time...  Read Full »

I have irregular periods with low sex drive after delivery. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am 36 years old. After giving birth to my child two years back, my period changed from 28 to 31, 32, 33, 34. My breast milk is still coming out after breastfeeding my child. My sex drive is low and my vagina is always dry. I cannot get pregnant again.  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to As you are breastfeeding, so it increases milk production as well as delays normal menstrual cycles. With normal regular periods, sex drive remains high and normal menstrual blood flow also continues but as this disturbs sex libido, menstrual flow, mood variation, all app...  Read Full »

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