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Pelvic rest no intercourse

A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elise Sadoun
Family Medicine 14 years experience
No: No intercourse, no sexual stimulation at all means pelvic rest. You should speak to your midwife if you have questions or need clarification of his/he... Read More
Dr. Gregory Lewis
Urology 44 years experience
See answer: This is a question you should definitely discuss with your doctor and/or midwife who are most familiar with you and your condition. Masturbation and o... Read More

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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Pena
Fertility Medicine 25 years experience
Yes: Pelvic rest includes sexual vaginal intercourse. Some would argue that even orgasms should be avoided as this may increase uterine contractility. Ob... Read More
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 26 years experience
YES!: If you want to carry this pregnancy, i would recommend avoiding intercourse until 6-12 weeks after delivery!
Dr. John Kirk
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Yes: Pelvic rest means nothing in the vagina and that includes fingers and penises. If you are having a cerclage it is probably sensible that you don't pa... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Hines
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Bleeding: A low lying placenta means that it is near inside of your cervix. This can cause it bleed, so you need to have pelvic rest, and sometimes bed rest.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Hines
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Six weeks: You want your cervix to close up completely after a miscarriage. Six weeks is typical.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Rudkin
Emergency Medicine 23 years experience
Nothing by vagina: Pelvic rest means nothing inserted in the vagina (eg. Intercourse, tampons, douching, etc.).
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Opsahl
Fertility Medicine 43 years experience
Probably: Pelvic rest usually refers to vaginal intercourse. Clitoral stimulation should not be a problem in most situations. You should always consult with you... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine 37 years experience
No: The definition of pelvic rest is nothing in the vagina. No intercourse, no tampons and no douches.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Depends: It depends on why you were put on pelvic rest to begin with. Most are put on it for preterm labor. If that's the case, preterm delivery could ensue.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Hines
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Six weeks: You want your cervix to close up completely after a miscarriage. Six weeks is typical.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Hebert
Pathology 29 years experience
possibly: I've many women say that they went into labor shortly after having sex. Ask your OB what he or she thinks.

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