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is it safe to have sex in the first trimester?

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Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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Yes: Generally yes. Sometimes doctors will tell a patient not to have sex if she has some bleeding in the first trimester.
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Yes: Unless your doctor tells you not to due to a specific complication of pregnancy, sex is safe throughout pregnancy.
Dr. Alysia Townsend
Obstetrics and Gynecology 20 years experience
Yes: Generally, if you are not experiencing vaginal bleeding or cramping it is safe to have sexual intercourse in the first trimester. Other types of sexual activity are permissible, but avoid having air blown into the vagina during oral sex, as this can lead to the potentially fatal complication of air embolism.
Dr. Craig Keathley
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
Yes: In the absence of complications such as abnormal bleeding, sex is safe and healthy. If there are complications, discuss restrictions with your physician.

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Can I take a home pregnancy test during the 1st trimester of pregnancy?

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Yes: Home pregnancy tests are usually reliable after you miss one period (when you would be 4-5 weeks pregnant). They aren't perfect however. If you think you are pregnant, you should talk to your doctor about a blood test to confirm (or deny!).
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When is a normal time to start having sex again after giving birth?

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Is it normal to not want to have sex after giving birth?

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I had my period a week ago. & sex today. When can I take a test?

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