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IVF patients are often advised to abstain from sex for two weeks following their embryo transfer. This is because sexual intercourse can trigger uterine contractions that could prevent an embryo from implanting. However, some couples are reluctant to adhere to this recommendation and have sex during the 2-week wait. Thankfully,…

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Home remedies to avoid pregnancy after sex are simple, inexpensive, and effective. These methods do not require a doctor’s prescription or medical procedure and do not interfere with sexual pleasure. Some of these home remedies include eating figs, drinking ginger tea, and using the pull-out method. However, many of them…

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If you experience pain that feels like contractions during or after orgasm during pregnancy, you shouldn’t ignore it. These cramps could be a sign of ectopic pregnancy or placental abruption. However, you should keep in mind that most pelvic pain after sex during pregnancy is normal and safe, as long…

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Pregnancy happens when millions of sperm swim up the cervix to meet a mature egg. While most of the sperm die on the way, one can fertilise an egg and cause conception. Many women get pregnant without penetrative sex through methods like intrauterine insemination and IVF. There are also a…

Silhouette of a Man Kissing the Tummy of a Pregnant Woman

Having sexual intercourse during pregnancy can be healthy for you and your baby. It boosts the immune system and helps to prevent infection. It also increases oxytocin, which helps with bonding between partners. Some people’s sex drive increases during pregnancy, while others find their interest in sex decreases. However, sex…

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Pregnancy brings many changes to a woman’s body, including some that make sex uncomfortable. But painful sex isn’t necessarily normal and could be a sign of a serious problem. A few root causes include a dry vagina (from hormones or from not using enough lubricant), a fuller-than-usual bladder and round…

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When you’re pregnant with twins, your body goes through significant changes. These include changes in your sex drive and comfort levels during sexual intercourse. Fortunately, sex while pregnant with twins is usually safe. Most sexual positions are also safe, although you might find it more comfortable to have your partner…

Pregnant Woman

When you’re 37 weeks pregnant, it can be difficult to feel sexy. But if your pregnancy is healthy and you’ve gotten the go-ahead from your health care professional, sex can be fun and enjoyable. Just avoid the old-fashioned missionary position (man on top, woman on bottom), which can compress blood…

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Many women experience a low libido throughout pregnancy. It can be a result of hormone changes, fatigue, nausea and other physical symptoms. You may also worry that sexual intercourse will harm your baby or trigger preterm labor. It is important to talk to your practitioner about this. It’s normal Many…

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Bleeding after sex during pregnancy may be a normal part of your hormonal changes. However, light bleeding can also signal a serious problem. Heavier, bright red blood indicates that the placenta has covered the cervix, a condition called placenta previa. This generally happens in the second trimester and needs medical…

A Woman Smiling while Looking Pregnancy Test

Typically, the most accurate time to take a pregnancy test is after your first missed period. However, recent advances in technology have made it possible to get a more accurate result much sooner than that. Pregnancy occurs when sperm fertilizes an egg. It can take up to five days for…

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Oral sex can spread sexually transmitted infections (STIs) like herpes and HIV. It can also spread non-sexually transmitted diseases like intestinal parasites and genital warts. But sperm can’t reach an egg through the mouth or anal opening. And pregnancy can’t happen unless semen enters the vagina or anus. That’s why…

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When you’re pregnant, some bleeding after sex is normal. But you should see a doctor about it. This may be a sign of an infection or something more serious. Sex during pregnancy can cause light bleeding because of hormone changes. But it can’t cause miscarriage, placental previa or other dangerous…

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If you spend any time looking for fertility advice, you’ve likely heard that having sex every other day can increase your chances of conceiving. But why is that? The NHS suggests that you have unprotected sex every other day throughout your menstrual cycle. This can increase your chances of conceiving…