Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Sex in Six?

So, what's the rule on sex after a c-section? I know that normally you have to wait 6 weeks... or months, whatever you feel comfortable lying about. "But Honey, the Doctor said..." *wink* *wink*

Let's face it, getting back on the proverbial horse is a little frightening after having pushed something the size of a watermelon out of your punky. With a c-section, it seems a little more manageable. I just hate to be the person who calls her Dr only to ask that question.

I would have asked the day they let me leave the hospital, but it was a strange male Dr that gave me my walking papers, and for some reason, asking when a little nookie would be appropriate again, made me slightly uncomfortable.

Anyone out there is bloggy world want to share some thoughts? Hubby would be greatly indebted ... and happy to not be on the 6 week program.

12 comments:

K-Mom said...

I had a C-Section and I got the okay on my first post-op follow up appointment with my doctor.

I'm sure he thought I was some kind of nympho, because after he told me it was okay, I asked him three more times.

"So, the sex...I'm good to go, right?"

"Yes, you may have sex."

"Thank you doctor. You did a brilliant job bringing my child into the world...and the sex, you're sure I'm good?"

anglophilefootballfanatic said...

See I would be the opposite! I'd be thrilled to have a great reason to delay! I think you should be okay by now.

Mamma Schmoo said...

I had a c-section and it was about 8 weeks before I could do the deed.....

Catwoman said...

I was told six weeks when I had my c-section.

The idea of doing it any sooner than that next time makes me want to stay in the hospital forever.

What does Google say? ;)

"MommaDrool" said...

I was told that it was okay after 4 weeks or whenever I felt comfortable with resuming...I would still ask your doc, but I was doing fine after 4 weeks.

Anonymous said...

I think the fact that you are even asking is wonderful. YOU GO GIRL!!!!

Becca said...

for me it was 3 weeks. ;)

Kellie said...

I was told 6 weeks after my C-section. I did it at 5. You'll do it when you want and if the hubby whines? Just remind him YOU had YOUR belly sliced open.

:)

Poodlehead said...

You know - if you think about it - none of your nether regions were used in bringing these children out. So if you were gentle I'm quite sure everything would be ok. Of course I milked it for every last second and even lengthened the time when my husband forgot his countdown but the standard is 4-6 weeks.

Steph said...

I was told 4-6 weeks, and we waited EXACTLY 4!! :)

Jerseygirl89 said...

I was told 6 weeks after both of my c-sections and we waited that long. Well, I did. . .Hubby was rewarded for his patience, if you know what I mean.

Craig said...

Ok, had 2 C's and one on the way. If he's good, 6...if not handle as you see fit. Love you guys and glad everyone is home!