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Given a history of miscarriages, should one have sex during early pregnancy?

Asked by Simone_De_Beauvoir (38857 points ) September 29th, 2012

I know what all the websites say and that the answer is that it depends – sperm, orgasms and movement is correlated with a possibility for miscarriage if you’ve had miscarriages before…so I need anyone with previous experience and what you decided to do. Thanks.

btw: not sure if I’m pregnant so let’s wait with the congratulations

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JLeslie's avatar

I think you should avoid it if it is in your mind, so if you miscarry you don’t worry you may have contributed to the miscarriage. The thing with medical stuff is even if a medical professional tells us something is not causitive, if the timing is right, we still worry it might have happened from whatever we did.

From what I do know medically, sex should not affect early pregnancy.

Coloma's avatar

I know that orgasm causes uterine contractions, I would say better safe than sorry. I don’t have any experience with this issue but I would think that abstaining for the first 12–16 weeks would put your mind at ease. Getting past the usual, most critical time, in early pregnancy.
Have you talked to your doctor or midwife?

Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

@Coloma I haven’t gone to my doctor yet as I am waiting for a missed period (if that’s what it’ll be) in a couple of days.

Coloma's avatar

@Simone_De_Beauvoir I hope things turn out just the way you want them to. :-)
Yes, I’d just lay low, but not too low, as in underneath your husband. haha

WillWorkForChocolate's avatar

I have no idea if that would contribute or not. Through all my many miscarriages (5), it never seemed like sex was a trigger.

envidula61's avatar

I don’t know why this was in my in box, but I’m guessing there was no issue here, after all?

Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

@envidula61 I had a ‘phantom’ pregnancy and was not pregnant. The question still stands.

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