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When is it safe to start using tampons after the birth of a baby?


Posted anonymously, 30th December 2013


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  • I used pads for the bleeding that happens right after giving birth as its recommended. I breastfed so it was a few months before I had a period, but I was back to tampons by then with no hassles


  • Good responses here. I think once periods return to normal.


  • I know this is an old question but for others who may want to know I was told after your 6 week check. Isn’t it a shame that so many of us need them so soon?


  • I was told after your periods return to normal. But worth checking with your Dr


  • check with doctor, but not recommended as it can cause toxic shock syndrome which can kill you in hours, as it sets up an infection, basically after having a child you want your uterus to drain, not be clogged up with a plug!!! so as distasteful as you may find it, it is only a few weeks and worth putting up with for your health.


  • Check with your Dr at your 6 week check up, but 6 weeks is the normal time providing there are no complications.


  • I think it was around 6 weeks, I didn’t have to worry though because I didn’t need them until 6 months!


  • I basically used them after I ran out of maternity pads lol.


  • there are some good comments here


  • prob go and ask you doctor


  • i would check with the dr to


  • At your 6 week check up ask your doctor, he will tell you if it is okay.


  • 6 weeks is about right for most, but you should have your post baby check up first.


  • i hope you found answers


  • I was told to avoid them for first 6 weeks after birth


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