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What Are The Best Sex Positions In The Third Trimester
Most comfortable.: Often this is some variation of a side by side. These are more comfortable for the mom-to-be and have shallower penetration which puts less pressure on the cervix. Sometimes, depending on the patient and the pregnancy, it can be a challenge to find a comfortable position. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is sex safe in the third trimester? Can it cause preterm labor? What positions are best? Is oral sex ok?
What's the best ways to avoid constipation in the third trimester? I am eating lots of fruit and vegetables, drinking lots but am still suffering.
Usually not, but....: It depends on your comfort, how vigorous the activity is, and whether you have interest, rather than feeling you must! ...Read more
Yes: For the most part, it is safe. However, there are certain things to be mindful of. If your doctor has told you not to have intercourse because of the position of your placenta, ie, placenta previa, then it is not safe. The other thing to be careful about is that sex can stir up contractions, so even though you may be in your third trimester, it can sometimes cause you to go into preterm labor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Yes it is safe and whatever position you can get comfortable in! ...Read more
Pressure: Towards the end of pregnancy, the uterus is pushing upwards on the stomach. This can cause nausea. Nibbling small meals may help. If the nausea is very significant or if accompanied by vomiting, there may be a serious complication of pregnancy and immediate care would be recommended. ...Read more
GBS, Glucola: A 1 hour glucose tolerance test is done between 26-28 weeks to screen for gestational diabetes. A culture for group b streptococcus bacteria is done at 35-36 weeks. Urinalysis for protein and glucose are done at each visit, along with blood pressure checks. Fetal testing (non-stress testing) may be indicated, but is not necessary in low risk pregancies. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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