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Sorry I know this is a silly question but can having intercourse after ovulation day cause any defects like neural tube defects or anything else?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree

In brief: No

Timing of the exposure that ends up in pregnancy has nothing to do with neural tube or other defects.

In brief: No

Timing of the exposure that ends up in pregnancy has nothing to do with neural tube or other defects.
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology

In brief: Pre-natal vitamins

If you are engaging in sex that could result in pregnancy, take pre-natal vitamins to reduce the risk of neural tube defects in the baby.
It is not know if timing of sex has any bearing on neural tube. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex.

In brief: Pre-natal vitamins

If you are engaging in sex that could result in pregnancy, take pre-natal vitamins to reduce the risk of neural tube defects in the baby.
It is not know if timing of sex has any bearing on neural tube. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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