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How soon can you have sex after having a baby?

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Most doctors recommend that new moms not have sex until after the 6-week checkup.

SOURCES:

Sharon Phelan, MD, FACOG, professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque.

American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology: “Combination hormonal birth control: Pill, patch and ring.”

Nichols-Johnson, V. . November 2001. Breastfeeding Abstracts

FDA: “Birth control: Medicines to help you.” 

American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology: “Long-acting reversible contraceptives (LARC): IUD and implant.”

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on May 04, 2018

SOURCES:

Sharon Phelan, MD, FACOG, professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque.

American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology: “Combination hormonal birth control: Pill, patch and ring.”

Nichols-Johnson, V. . November 2001. Breastfeeding Abstracts

FDA: “Birth control: Medicines to help you.” 

American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology: “Long-acting reversible contraceptives (LARC): IUD and implant.”

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on May 04, 2018

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