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is it safe to masturbate while pregnant

A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
42 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: If it is safe to have sex, it is safe to masturbate. If concerned, ask your obstetrician.

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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
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
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Lin
Dr. James Lin answered
50 years experience Urology
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 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Lawson
27 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
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
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
You could: But i would avoid introducing objects into your body that may contain bacteria or other germs.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Teicheira
35 years experience Pain Management
Obviously it depends: On your technique. Pregnancy isn't a disease, it is a normal state that requires modification of some things we normally do. But no, you can't damage ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: If your doctor has not specifically told you not to......You can drive while pregnant. Wear a seatbelt always.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Parul Krishnamurthy
33 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: One of the safest exercises, make sure the water is not too warm.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rebecca Gray
13 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: Douching is never a good idea. It disrupts the natural balance of the vaginal flora and makes you more susceptible to infection. During pregnancy, the ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Caren Reaves
23 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: While it is generally not recommended to start a new, rigorous exercise regimen during pregnancy, jogging is a safe choice provided you've been joggin ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Parul Krishnamurthy
33 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: For the most part it is. However, sex would not be advisable if you have certain complications such as bleeding, short cervix early on in the pregnanc ... Read More
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A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allen Seely
30 years experience General Practice
YES: Sex is ok in pregnancy as long as there are no complications of the pregnancy (e.g. Previa, bleeding, pre-term labor.....). Another consideration: is ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eugene Louie-Ng
25 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Yes it is safe to dance. It is best, though, to be careful because the physical changes that your body undergoes during pregnancy may affect your bala ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Yes you can bowl. Use a light weight ball. If you have never bowled before, bowling for the first time in your third trimester may cause you to pull ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Caren Reaves
23 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Weight lifting is generally fine in pregnancy. I would recommend decreasing the overall weight and increasing your repetitions to avoid strain.
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jaime Lopez
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: We generally encourage patients, with no contraindications, to exercise five days per week, 20-30 minutes a day. We usually avoid high impact-type of ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
31 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: In a commercial aircraft there is no contraindication to flying.
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Megan Bird
18 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: It is safe to continue your normal activities in pregnancy. In the second and third trimesters a couple of body changes may make it difficult to cont ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience Dermatology
Dont: Wait until after you deliver.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick Weix
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes.: Although some STDs can be passed in semen, the semen itself poses no health risk.
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. R. Wayne Inzer
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: The reaction appears local and should have no effect upon a pregnancy.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Parul Krishnamurthy
33 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Yoga is good exercise during pregnancy especially if you have been familiar with this prior to pregnancy. Like with any other exercise, it is always g ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Please Clarify: What do you mean by 'shake' the belly? I cannot for the life of me figure out what you are trying to ask us here.

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