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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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 Airen

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »

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