View Poll Results: how many weeks postpartum did you wait to dtd after a vaginal birth?
1 week 21 5.07%
2 46 11.11%
3 41 9.90%
4 53 12.80%
5 34 8.21%
6 114 27.54%
2 months 76 18.36%
3-6 months 47 11.35%
6-12 months 12 2.90%
over a year 8 1.93%
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Old 08-24-2009, 12:33 PM   #11
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I waited 7 weeks. I should have waited longer. It wasn't fun at all.

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Old 08-24-2009, 12:33 PM   #12
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Re: what's the earliest you dtd after having a vaginal birth?

Well I am 5 weeks and my stitches havent even started to dissolve yet and I wont with them in so probably a while yet!

With odd I had a c/s and we waited until about 4.5 months pp. It hurt.
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Old 08-24-2009, 12:37 PM   #13
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I don't understand why you wouldn't wait 6 weeks. Isn't that the recommended amount of time to wait? Why would you want to put your body at risk?

I waited 6-8 wks with all 3 of my vaginal deliveries.
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It was six weeks and it hurt! I wasn't comfortable for at least two months, but I was stitched up pretty bad! That was mainly due to the fact that they had to use the vaccuum to get dd out b/c they lost heartrate and her umbilical cord was severed etc....I think if I had been allowed to deliver at my own pace it wouldn't have been so bad. But I'm grateful for the medical interventions because in this case I believe they saved DD's life.
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DD was 9.5lbs, DS was 7.5lbs, both vaginal births, both no tearing at all, after both we DTD 2 weeks to the day (not intentionally, it just worked out that way).
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I don't understand why you wouldn't wait 6 weeks. Isn't that the recommended amount of time to wait? Why would you want to put your body at risk?

I waited 6-8 wks with all 3 of my vaginal deliveries.
The 6 weeks is a guideline (and mainly in place to keep the guy from bothering the new mother) but if your body is up for sex before the six weeks, there's little to no risk to your body to go ahead and do so if you want to.
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I don't understand why you wouldn't wait 6 weeks. Isn't that the recommended amount of time to wait? Why would you want to put your body at risk?

I waited 6-8 wks with all 3 of my vaginal deliveries.

I couldn't wait . Maybe it was my raging hormones I waited 1 week after my second. No pain, or discomfort. I did not do any harm to myself. I waited 3 weeks with the first, because I tore a little during labor. My midwife just says that you will know when you are ready.
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Old 08-24-2009, 01:13 PM   #18
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Re: what's the earliest you dtd after having a vaginal birth?

I wanted to try earlier, but DH wanted to wait until four weeks to avoid hurting me. It wasn't too bad at four weeks.

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I don't understand why you wouldn't wait 6 weeks. Isn't that the recommended amount of time to wait? Why would you want to put your body at risk?

I waited 6-8 wks with all 3 of my vaginal deliveries.
My nurse recommended waiting two weeks for the single stitch to heal; after that it was up to me.
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Old 08-24-2009, 01:16 PM   #19
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About 8 or 9 weeks. I had a fourth degree tear and a vaginal internal tear (DD shot out, lol)
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Old 08-24-2009, 01:18 PM   #20
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Re: what's the earliest you dtd after having a vaginal birth?

With both births, we waited the 6 weeks the doctors prescribed. Just 'cause. :-)
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