When Can You Return To Intercourse After Giving Birth Normally?
Good night,. I just gave birth on December 11 yesterday with an episiotomy of 3 stitches inside and 1 stitch outside. A good time limit for me to be able to have sex again how many weeks after giving birth? Thanks.
Hi Vinca, thanks for asking.
Actually there is no standard stipulation about when someone is allowed to have sex again after giving birth. All depends on each individual or partner. In the process of giving birth normally with an episiotomy, it is necessary to ascertain in advance whether the episiotomy wound is completely healed, the wound is closed, there is no visible inflammation or infection, and no pain. Generally, the wound will heal within 2 weeks.
It is better to delay intercourse until the puerperium is over, which is about 3-6 weeks after birth, to avoid the risk of infection. The birth process causes many changes in the female reproductive organs, in the form of opening of blood vessels in the uterus, or the possibility of small injuries to the vaginal wall. If this condition has not healed, then during intercourse bacteria can enter and cause infection.
If the puerperium is over and the wound is completely healed, intercourse may be done again. To be more precise, you can try reading this article.