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    Default Sex post bleeding in pregnancy

    Ladies,

    Sorry for potentially tmi but I've got no opportunity to ask this from a doc until next week and I'd like some opinions.

    I've been bleeding/spotting - very light - throughout this pregnancy (I'm 12 weeks today). I've had many ultrasounds (including one yesterday) so check on bub - all ok thankfully. Source of bleeding is not determined.

    Will sex exacerbate bleeding? Could it cause any worse problems? I know that with my daughter the OB told us to abstain (with no explanation as to why), but the bleeding had stopped by this time...and we've done that this time around but... it's been 8 looong weeks.

    Thanks for your help!

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    Default Sex post bleeding in pregnancy

    For me it did, because my bleeding came from my cervix so sex would aggravate my cervix and cause it to bleed.

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    Default Re: Sex post bleeding in pregnancy

    I probably wouldn't risk it. I have heard you should abstain if you have any bleeding.

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    I have bleeding throughout my bleeding also and was told sex can make it worse and it's best to abstain.
    It's up to you if you want to do it or not but yes it could increase your bleeding. personally i would wait.

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    but the bleeding is not harming the baby as far as I understand. So: sex can make the bleeding worse, but what happens if the bleeding is worse? I mean, does it do something potentially to the cervix to shorten it? Does it have an impact on the uterus? I'm more curious about why there is a need to abstain as it hasn't been explained to me since my first pregnancy!

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    Perhaps you should call the hospital and ask for an explanation. I'm sure they will be happy to talk to you, i've called with all sorts of pregnancy concerns.
    I just personally find bleeding stressful so would rather not aggravate it, i can live without sex so it's no big deal for me.

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    Default Sex post bleeding in pregnancy

    Quote Originally Posted by Bell & Bug View Post
    For me it did, because my bleeding came from my cervix so sex would aggravate my cervix and cause it to bleed.
    Yep, me too.


 

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