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Pelvic Rest No Intercourse
I have a marginal placenta previa at 20 weeks. My midwife recommends pelvic rest and no intercourse. Is masturbation okay?
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 orgasm are associated with uterine contraction which potentially may put you and your baby at risk of bleeding or other complications. Always best to heed the advice of your personal healthcare providers who are most familiar with you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Im 12 weeks pregnant and having a cerclage soon. I was told I will be on pelvic rest. Should I currently be avoiding intercourse?
Been on pelvic rest since 30 wks. Dr. Released me (36 wks), but have heard that sex induces labor - esp w/ long times between. True? Not ready yet.
No intercourse.: It means to avoid anything per vaginam (including sex, tampons, douche, or other devices). It is generally recommended when someone is at risk for bleeding (e.g. From placenta/vasa previa) or preterm labor. It is a common sense approach with not solid evidence of efficacy behind it, however it costs little/nothing and makes sense. Prostaglandins and trauma during sex can trigger labor. ...Read more
Mt cervix was shortening. Dr put me on pelvic rest. Yesterday cervix got better 2.8cm. Can I masterbate?
Yes, you may... but: Yes, you may, but don't use intra-vaginal device (dildo) to disturbed with the calmness inside vagina. For specific instructions, you should direct such or similar questions to your gyn-doc before you masturbate. Online inquiry without knowing your specific background for pelvic rest would be short of "perfection" to answering. Yet, don't ignore healthy lifestyle without obsession for all care. ...Read more
I had cerclage done at 20 weeks. What type of bed rest should I be on, strict, modified or just pelvic rest. ?
Ask your ob/gyn: Most likely pelvic rest. However this is something your doc should have discussed with you. Going on strict bedrest already is going to be a long haul and increases your risks for bloodclots. Also, you may need to work to earn a living. Discuss this with your OB and he/she can adjust this as you get further along. No intercourse! ...Read more
Yes: The recommendation for pelvic rest after endometrial ablation refers to vaginal intercourse. Your docs want you to have healing so that you do not get pregnant while the endometrium is scarring and healing, plus you may have tenderness and discomfort. Oral should not cause a problem. Always speak with your physician with any questions. Best wishes. ...Read more
Had laproscopy done on aug1 to burn tissue& remove 2 cyst due to endo & was put on pelvic rest for 6 weeks.What are risks of sex before 6 weeks are up?
Movement: The major risks would be pelvic thrusting which could reopen areas of bleeding in the abdomen. ...Read more