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Dr. Yale Shulman Dr. Shulman
Urology
41 years in practice
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Is it normal for sex to make me sick during pregnancy?

Is it normal for sex to make me sick during pregnancy?

No. It depends....: ...What you mean by "sick." check with your obstetrician. Perhaps diet or change of position might help. ...Read more

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Dr. Gregory Moneta
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


Andrea Knittel Dr. Knittel
Obstetrics & Gynecology
4 years in practice
University of Michigan Medical School
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Is it normal for sex to make me feel sick during pregnancy?

Is it normal for sex to make me feel sick during pregnancy?

Listen to your body: Although it is safe to have sex until the last few weeks of your pregnancy, you should let how you feel guide your actions. It is normal for some things you used to enjoy (i.e., foods, smells, or activities) make you feel nauseous or sick. Just pay attention to your body and your mind, and see a doctor if you find yourself feeling down or unable to enjoy any of the things you did pre-pregnancy. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeff Livingston Dr. Livingston
Obstetrics & Gynecology
18 years in practice
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas
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Is it normal for sex to be a little painful during pregnancy, got checked a week ago no infections but still painful i'm 14 weeks pregnant?

Is it normal for sex to be a little painful during pregnancy, got checked a week ago no infections but still painful i'm 14 weeks pregnant?

Can be : Remember your body is changing as a human being grows inside you. It is common for many women to complain about pain during intercourse as well as many other activities. Get checked to make sure everything is ok then adjust your activities to avoid things that cause pain. ...Read more

Dr. Megan Bird Dr. Bird
Obstetrics & Gynecology
15 years in practice
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What can I do if sex makes me sick during pregnancy?

What can I do if sex makes me sick during pregnancy?

Take a break: Sometimes during pregnancy sex just doesn't feel good. Don't feel pressured to do everything you did before. Fatigue, nausea, hormones can all affect how we feel about sex. And during pregnancy, your body is changing so much, it is hard to keep up. Try new positions or timing. But if sex makes you feel poorly, take a break for a while. ...Read more

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Dr. Megan Bird Dr. Bird
Obstetrics & Gynecology
15 years in practice
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Is it normal for my husband to be scared of sex during pregnancy?

Is it normal for my husband to be scared of sex during pregnancy?

Yes, very normal.: A lot of partners worry that sex will start labor or hurt the baby. In addition, they may look at you differently now that you are pregnant. Normally, sex is completely safe during pregnancy. The uterus and the bag of water prevent any injury to the baby. If you have certain conditions (placenta previa, abruption), your doctor will let you know not to have sex. Otherwise, it is safe. ...Read more

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Dr. Barbara Toohill Dr. Toohill
Clinical Psychology
8 years in practice
University of South Alabama College of Medicine
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Is it normal to have major sex drive during the first 6weeks of pregnancy?

Is it normal to have major sex drive during the first 6weeks of pregnancy?

Sure!: Many women have increased sex drive during their first and second trimesters especially. Positive feelings, hormones, and increased blood flow contribute. Take advantage of it before baby comes! ...Read more

Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc Dr. Conovalciuc
Family Medicine
19 years in practice
State Medical University N Testemitanu of Republic of Moldova
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Is having sex during pregnancy normal?

Is having sex during pregnancy normal?

Yes: Sex is ok during pregnancy as long as it causes no discomfort to the woman. There are complications of the pregnancy when sex is not advisable such as bleeding. In that case, you want to avoid sex until the cause is found to be on the safe side. ...Read more

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Dr. Gerard Honore Dr. Honore
Fertility Medicine
25 years in practice
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
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Dr. David Sneid Dr. Sneid
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
37 years in practice
Washington University School of Medicine
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It is normal to bleed a little after sex during pregnancy?

Possibly: Depends on how rough the sex was. If it continues, check w/your ob> better safe than sorry. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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Sex during bleeding in pregnancy of 1st trimester normal?

Sex during bleeding in pregnancy of 1st trimester normal?

No, bleeding when: You have sex in the first trimester of pregnancy is not normal. Please see your doctor promptly and hold off on sex until medically cleared. ...Read more

Dr. Nathan Lilya Dr. Lilya
Family Medicine
4 years in practice
Midwestern University Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine
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Is low sex drive normal during pregnancy? This is severely hurting my relationship for him and me. Very stressful

Is low sex drive normal during pregnancy? This is severely hurting my relationship for him and me. Very stressful

Lots of changes: Hormones fluctuate widely during pregnancy. Some women find their libido has greatly increased, where others it greatly decreases. This can also happen if you have severe "morning sickness" - it's kind of hard to be in the mood if you're feeling nauseated and throwing up all the time. Long and the short, it takes an adjustment. Take more time with each other, more romance. Good luck! ...Read more

Dr. James Burns Dr. Burns
Emergency Medicine
33 years in practice
Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific
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Is it normal that my girlfriend's sex drive has dramatically increased during pregnancy? Shes constantly cheating with multiple guys

Maybe, but: That type of promiscuity during pregnancy is certainly not safe because of the potential exposure to many sexually transmitted diseases which could certainly put the fetus at risk not to mention your relationship. Whether of not pregnancy is the cause she needs some impulse control for her own well being. ...Read more

Dr. Leslie Leighton Dr. Leighton
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
39 years in practice
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
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Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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My wife and i haven't had sex since my awesome son was born 11 weeks ago and sex was limited during pregnancy. Her sex drive is low. Is this normal?

It isn't uncommon.: Many women experience exhaustion after being pregnant ; going through labor. The pressure of having a little person to be responsible for 24/7, late night feeding and possibly baby blues can also contribute. ...Read more

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Dr. John Chiu Dr. Chiu
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
53 years in practice
University of Vermont College of Medicine
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Daily ear popping during pregnancy. Not sick, crackling and popping for last 6 weeks. Ears look normal. Been told Pregnancy related. Why? Thank you

Daily ear popping during pregnancy. Not sick, crackling and popping for last 6 weeks. Ears look normal. Been told
Pregnancy related. Why? Thank you

Vasomotor rhinitis: Pregnancy is often associated with nasal congestion presumably from hormonal changes-aka vasomotor rhinitis of pregnancy. The nasal congestion-> eustachean tube obstruction ( best assessed by tympanogram) -> popping. On the other hand, TMJ disease can also cause this sensation. ...Read more

Dr. Pamela Pappas Dr. Pappas
Psychiatry
38 years in practice
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
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Missed my pill ( don't normally get a bleed) had unprotected sex - abnormal bleed/dark brown ect. Dizzyness, tired feel sick negative pregnancy test?

Missed my pill ( don't normally get a bleed) had unprotected sex - abnormal bleed/dark brown ect. Dizzyness, tired feel sick negative pregnancy test?

Missed pill: If you missed only the one pill and did not have sex during your ovulation time, you may have still been protected. The color of menstrual blood makes no difference -- "dark brown" blood is most likely deoxygenated, but still comes from the inside of your uterus like all menstrual blood does. If you've missed more than one pill or took your pregnancy test before the bleed, please re-take. ...Read more

Dr. Laura McMullen Dr. McMullen
Pediatrics
17 years in practice
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Am i pregnant? My last period started october 22nd. The past several days, I've been getting all my normal signs, but still no period. I took a pregnancy test last week ago and it was negative. But three days ago during sex, the condom broke. I immediatel

Am i pregnant? My last period started october 22nd. The past several days, I've been getting all my normal signs, but still no period. I took a pregnancy test last week ago and it was negative. But three days ago during sex, the condom broke. I immediatel

As : As doctors, the first thing we do when we hear a woman is having a light or missed period or abnormal spotting, we check a pregnancy test. There's no way to know whether you are pregnant or not without the test. You can either take another home pregnancy test as long as it has been 5- 6 weeks since your last normal period, or you can go see your doctor and they can test you. A home pregnancy test is 97% accurate if taken a week or more after the missed period, so another negative test would help confirm that you are not pregnant. A blood test can tell if you are pregnant as soon as 7 days after conception and a doctor's urine pregnancy test can tell if you are pregnant around when you next period should come. An emergency contraceptive pill such as Next Choice can prevent pregnancy by preventing the implantation of the fertilized egg, but if the egg is already implanted (ie you're pregnant) then it will not affect it. There are other reasons besides pregnancy that can cause a woman to miss a period such as: stress, diet, excessive exercise or a hormone imbalance such as with a thyroid disorder or poly cystic ovarian syndrome. If you continue to not have your period, you should contact your doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Kwok Dr. Kwok
Pediatrics
29 years in practice
Baylor College of Medicine
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Unprotected sex 4weeks ago.test was -ve.got periods bt nt sure if its my period or spotting during pregnancy.But my lower tummy is big.is that normal?

Unprotected sex 4weeks ago.test was -ve.got periods bt nt sure if its my period or spotting during pregnancy.But my lower tummy is big.is that normal?

Depends on question: The question asked is, "Is that normal?" If one is not pregnant, her lower tummy should not be big when it wasn't big a short time ago. For it to get big, there is usually something in there, such as extra stool (constipation), extra bowel gas, extra fat (eating more calories ), or something else. If worried about pregnancy, and the next NORMAL period doesn't come, one can repeat a preg. test. ...Read more

Dr. Liza Kunz Dr. Kunz
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
17 years in practice
State University of New York at Stony Brook School of Medicine
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Is it normal for sex drive to decrease at very beginning of pregnancy?

Is it normal for sex drive to decrease at very beginning of pregnancy?

Yes: Fatigue and decreased sex drive is a very common early pregnancy complaint. ...Read more