When Can You Re-have Sex After Giving Birth Normally And Get Stitches?
Tonight, I want to ask my wife to give birth by way of vacuum, how long if waiting for the stitches to heal after giving birth by way of vacuum to have sex? My wife’s problem was 3 months 6 days after giving birth, when I had sex with my wife, blood came out of my wife’s vagina, before intercourse, my wife’s vagina was like white and white. Explanation please. Thank you..
Good afternoon, thanks for the question
Tearing in the pelvic floor muscles or postpartum perineum requires special attention and healing time which varies depending on the severity. Tears generally occur when the baby's head that passes through the vagina can not be accommodated by the structure at the base of the pelvis so that tears occur. Tearing can occur in a mild form that does not require stitching to severe to cause complications.
Some risk factors for perineal tears include:
- Normal delivery using assistive devices such as vacuum or forceps
- Bayu's shoulder is stuck at the base of the mother's pelvis
- Big baby
- Prolonged labor
- First delivery
- Induced labor
Perineal tears require time to fully heal, sometimes requiring up to several months in severe tears. During this period women may experience discomfort and bowel movements. Infection can also occur due to germ contaminated wounds. Long-term complications include pain during sexual intercourse and complaints that it is difficult to hold a bowel or bladder.
To find out whether the wound has fully healed or not yet needed an evaluation by the treating doctor. Regarding when it is safe to resume sexual activity is also strongly influenced by the severity of the tear and whether there are complications. Therefore, we advise you to re-consult the obstetrician in charge. Support your wife during this recovery period because support from a good support system is needed for women after childbirth.
That's all, hope you can help. Wassalam