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Question: DOES FREQUENT SEX AFFECT A FETILIZED EGG?


 othi - Thu Sep 11, 2008 10:10 am

Does frequent sex affect an already fetilized egg? can it also prevent the fetilized egg from attaching to the walls of the uterus? I need tips on how to conceive. can you help me?
 Debbie Miller, RN - Wed Oct 01, 2008 8:31 pm

User avatar Hello,
No, continuous sex after the egg is fertilized will not affect the embryo in any way. The body protects the growing fetus very well and once fertilized changes occur that make it safe to have sex.

As for conception, most women achieve it in the usual way - having regular sexual intercourse. Only if you have trouble after a year of trying do you need to worry about intervention and testing.

If you have a regular cycle, chances are you are fertile sometime between day 8 and day 19 (start counting the first day of your period as day 1). Those would be the days that you should have intercourse if you are to insure that you are having sex at the right time. Any other times besides are fine too - consider those bonus days.

Meanwhile, take a daily multiple vitamin containing at least 400 mcg of folic acid (folate) and eat a healthy diet, get rid of bad habits (like being around cigarette smoke, drinking, taking drugs,etc.).

Best wishes and good luck.

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