Did You Wait 6 Weeks?

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Registered: 07-05-2005
Did You Wait 6 Weeks?
Wed, 02-27-2013 - 12:40pm

Most first-time mothers wait more than six weeks after childbirth before having sex again, a new study finds.

Australian researchers examined data from more than 1,500 women and found that 41 percent of these new mothers attempted vaginal sex by six weeks after giving birth, 65 percent by eight weeks, 78 percent by 12 weeks and 94 percent by six months.

Although most of the women waited longer before having vaginal sex, 53 percent of them resumed some form of sexual activity within six weeks, according to the study, which was published Feb. 27 inBJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.


How long did you wait to have sex after baby arrived?

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Registered: 09-02-2003
Wed, 03-06-2013 - 7:57am

We waited one month, but we were doing "other stuff" by three days after birth.

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Registered: 01-22-2010
Wed, 03-06-2013 - 10:10am

It's 7 weeks tomoro and we still haven't resumed activities but DH is pestering so think we will be soon!