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A 22-year-old female asked:

23wks with emergent cerclage at 21wks.on strict bed rest.no sex.at night i have orgasms sometimes.does it make cervix move or pulse and hurt cerclage?

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Dr. Douglas Lawson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Orgasms: Orgasms do cause some rhythmic contractions to occur and even though actual intercourse causes more contractions, I'm sure your doctor wants you on strict pelvic rest. This means no sexual activity. You baby is just at the edge of being able to survive outside the uterus. I wouldn't chance anything until you're at least 34 weeks.
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Dr. Miguel Cano
Dr. Miguel Cano commented
Obstetrics and Gynecology 32 years experience
Orgasms include uterine contractions...so I usually inform my patients' with cerclages to refrain. I recommend pelvic rest, and nothing in the vagina if a cerclage is in place.
Aug 21, 2012
Last updated Jun 26, 2017

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