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Is it safe to masturbate while pregnant

A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Yes: If it is safe to have sex, it is safe to masturbate. If concerned, ask your obstetrician.
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Dr. Cheryl Coldwater
Pediatrics 39 years experience
Yes: Unless you have a high risk pregnancy and your doctor specifically limits any sexual activity, it is safe to masturbate or have sex.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 34 years experience
Generally no problem: Sex (or masturbation) is safe if done alone or with one's monogamous spouse, and if there are no sexually transmitted diseases nor any pregnancy compl... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Lin
A Verified Doctoranswered
Urology 52 years experience
Here are some...: Masturbating for orgasm can naturally induce genital tract contraction especially the vagina, its effect on pregnant women is controversial & shou... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Lawson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 29 years experience
Yes: In general sexual activity including masturbation is safe during pregnancy unless you have preterm labor later on or issues like placenta previa. Pro... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Natalie Hodge
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Sure: This will not harm the baby in any way. Congratulations on your pregnancy!
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 59 years experience
Miscarriage: Under normal circumstances having an orgasm will not cause a miscarriage. However, because if your previous miscarriage I would discuss the problem wi... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 43 years experience
Healthy pregnancy: In healthy pregnancy orgasms are generally safe -- but be sure about yours by asking your own OB doctor. Some situations with the placenta could make... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymond Schneider
47 years experience
I would not: Most miscarrage occurs in the first trimester. Give it plenty of time to develop before you start causing stimulation and contractions for orgasm.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 62 years experience
Uterine contractions: For most woman masturbating during pregnancy is harmless, but since uterine contractions may occur, women in high risk pregnancy probably shouldn't m... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
You could: But i would avoid introducing objects into your body that may contain bacteria or other germs.
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