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JL - January 17th, 2006 11:28 PM

I had a c-section 8 weeks ago. My hubby and I tried a few nights ago to have s_x, but it was painful for me. It was not really a lubrication issue... it just hurt inside. Why is this?? With the c-section, it's not like everything down there got all stretched out and traumatized like it wouldn during a va___al birth. Anyone else have painful intercourse after c-section?


Jbear - January 18th, 2006 1:56 AM

It could be that it's been a while since you've had s_x, and everything has tightened up a bit...that happened to me after my second c-section. It had been 6 months since I'd had s_x, and I had gotten tight enough that s_x wasn't comfortable at first.


djh - January 18th, 2006 8:22 PM

I know exactly what you are talking about! But remember, just because you didn't have a v____al birth doesn't mean your insides weren't traumatized, exactly the opposite! Your uterus is attached to your cervix and that to your v____al ca___l so it stands to reason that manipulation in one area would affect the others. I had a really intense ache inside when I tried s_x for the first time and like Jbear said, everything gets forgetful! My friend had a v____al and her opening didn't hurt from the delivery but she described the very same type of pain I did, so it is just birth in general sometimes. Take it slow and very easy :>)


? - February 7th, 2006 8:57 PM

why would your v____a hurt after a c section? the baby didnt come out there.


Crissy - February 8th, 2006 2:02 PM

I had a C-section and also have pain with s_x. It's been 4 months now and it is still painful for me. Although I must admit that we don't try too often cuz I know it's gonna hurt.. lol. But I really hope this doesn't last too much longer. Maybe I just need to be stretched out a bit like Jbear said. Glad to know I'm not the only one with this problem. :-)


JL - February 8th, 2006 8:24 PM

OK, we tried again last night. A little less pain than the first time, but still hurts! But maybe it will get better each time???


Dana - March 5th, 2006 2:08 PM

I had a c section 6 weeks ago and I am having the same problem. I feel like a virgin. My husbabd and I have tried several times but I always have to stop because of the pain.


Hailie - March 5th, 2006 3:55 PM

The reason it hurts inside is because your v____a didn't give birth but your ligaments and connective tissue actually had it worse, they were shoved, pulled, cut and stretched out of their natural position to have the c-seciton. I watched an academic film of a cesarean section during my cla__ses (Nurse practictioner) and frankly there is MORE trauma done during the c-section than what I witnessed so far during a v____al. Bladder blades and retractors were used internally and it was immediately evident that swelling and trauma to connective tissue was occuring. The ache and pain I experienced with my c was immedicately obvious after viewing this unedited film.


Ummmm... - March 5th, 2006 11:01 PM

Hailie, what do you mean by bladder blades? Anyone? I thought they just cut, and reached in and pulled the baby out. I am now hearing all kinds of things go on, including something about "manual removal of the placenta" and other things that sound a lot more dangerous than I was led to believe. Is that why it hurts so much after a c-section? I thought that the pain with s_x would be better also because I was only thinking of my v____a...but my INSIDES hurt.


olivia - March 6th, 2006 9:40 AM

They have to get through seven layers to get the baby out and generally take out your uterus to deliver the baby, clean it out, and put it back in, and give you seven layers of stiches. It is a lot more than slice and pull out baby!


Ummm.... - March 6th, 2006 1:32 PM

So Why did my MIL tell me I had my baby the easy way? I never thought that, and other women who had v____als were all tearing around town and back to having s_x way sooner than me. I am sad others have the same pain, but glad I am not alone.


Lynne - March 6th, 2006 1:42 PM

Because people who have not actually been through a section have the complete and utter misconception that a cesarean section is easier than a regular birth. The process itself may not be as painful, but the recovery is a b___h. Everyone has a different experience, my experience wasn't "terrible" but it wasn't a walk in the park either. As for s_x, I know when hubby and I tried approx 5 wks after section, it hurt at first. I think that between the inner trauma with the deliver along with me being worried about it hurting I had psyched myself out some as well.


wendlin - September 8th, 2006 1:51 AM

It's been 4 months since my second c-section. It still hurts to have intercourse. I think it's even worse. Does anyone know how long this will last? Did anyone seek medical attention? To hell with everyone that said a c-section is the easy way to have a child. I think recovery sucks. My internal stiches are still not healed. I also heard each time you have a c-section, recovery time is longer. So if you want 3 or more kids, it's worse. :(


MLS Mommy - December 1st, 2006 5:12 PM

I know exactly what you are talking about too! I am so glad I am not the only one. I thought I had an infection or something really serious wrong with me lol It sucks..I feel so bad because I want to have s_x but it just hurts too bad and whenever we try it's like my man has to chase me around the bed because my reflex because I think it's going to hurt lol I really hope it gets better soon. I guess the only thing I can do is just wait it out and try more often to get myself used to it. But no, C Section is NOT easier than v____al, its WORSE. Those first few days are PAINFUL and my st_tches and around my st_tches are still really sensitive. C Sections suck but I had to go through induction for 3 days too but my baby was too big so they had to go in and get her lol Anywho, yes it's nice to know I am not the only one experiencing this pain :)


Nerdy Girl - December 9th, 2006 7:18 PM

S_x was really painful for me for awhile afte my C's. Going back on the pill for some reason seemed to help. Maybe regulating the hormones or something?


CaliTrish - December 13th, 2006 9:31 AM

Wow, just noticed how old this thread is, but still it's good to know I'm not the only one. I'm 9 weeks postpartum, and s_x is still a little uncomfortable. Egads, I hope it doesn't continue till 4 months.


Hana - December 13th, 2006 3:12 PM

eeerrghhh still hurts after 12 weeks of my cs. I couldn't even get a mini tampon in the other day from the pain and dont even get me started on when i had a pap smear last week...ahhh I went to hell and back and im too afraid to try s_x again..we've only had it 2-3 times and its just to painful that i wouldn't mind living a s_xless life until i die LOL


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