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A 24-year-old female asked:

Will sex or orgasms increase my risk of miscarriage during the 1st trimester? i had a miscarriage and a d/c in may and im 5 weeks pregnant again.

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Dr. Samuel Miles
Psychiatry 49 years experience
No: Unfortunately, first trimester miscarriages are very common. Genetic problems, and the shift of hormone support from ovary to placenta seem to be the causes for most. Sex and orgasms don't cause miscarriages.
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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 28 years experience
There is no evidence: If you have not had any vaginal bleeding with this pregnancy, then there is no reason to fear intercourse could cause a miscarriage. Take Folic Acid 1-5 mg daily throughout your reproductive life and practice safe sex. Remember than orogenital and anogenital contact is prohibited during pregnancy.
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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
No link : Sorry to hear about your miscarriage and congratulations on the new pregnancy. Miscarriages are very common and most early ones are due to genetic errors. Your sexual activities will not increase your risk of miscarriage. I encourage you to continue the normal intimacy that you are your partner enjoy. Good luck on the pregnancy.
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