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Forum Name: Obstetrics

Question: Intercourse during pregnancy

 madonbeauty - Thu Sep 24, 2009 1:45 am

Dear doctor, now iam conceived and 8 weeks completed. So my question is can we involved in intercourse now and upto how many months it is allowed and from which month it should be avoided, and can i travel in aeroplane now and after during my pregnancy period. kindly give me consultation regarding this.
 Debbie Miller, RN - Fri Sep 25, 2009 9:17 pm

User avatar Hello,
Congratulations on your pregnancy!

There is no reason to avoid intercourse during pregnancy and throughout the full course unless you develop complications such as a full placenta previa (where the placenta covers the cervix and you may experience bleeding) or if your water were to break or other complications that would require pelvic rest. This would only be if your doctor found a problem and needed to restrict such activity. In most women, intercourse is enjoyed throughout, right up to the time of labor.

Travel is also fine, even by air, unless you have complications such as threatened preterm labor. Usually the doctors recommend you avoid travel in the last month, if it is a long flight. But, in pressurized modern jets, travel by plane is approved. If you take a long flight it's good to get up and move around at times since you may be more prone to develop blood clots when pregnant and staying in one sitting position can put you at greater risk for blood to pool that way.

Best wishes for a healthy pregnancy.
 madonbeauty - Sat Sep 26, 2009 1:52 am

Thank you dear, for your consultation.
And one morething, while intercourse any position to be avoided or we can
do in all position.
 Debbie Miller, RN - Tue Oct 06, 2009 8:42 pm

User avatar You're welcome. Any position is fine as long as you are comfortable. The fetus is well protected within the muscular uterus and the cervix is closed. Intercourse affects the vagina and this will not hurt the baby in any way. Once you become larger and uncomfortable you may prefer certain positions but at this point whatever you wish should be fine.

Best regards.

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