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Is it safe to have sex in first trimester of pregnancy?

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Expecting a baby in the coming month is a wonderful feeling for any parent. You’ll definitely be concerned about everything you do and closely watch your actions. But when it comes to sexual intercourse during pregnancy, many couples lack the knowledge in making the right decision. In this article, we’ll answer whether you can have safe sex in your first trimester of pregnancy. Here’s what the best gynecologist has to say.

Defining a Trimester

When determining whether or not to have sex in your first trimester, it’s better to have clarity on what is a trimester after all. Trimester is nothing but a period of time marking the fetal development. Once the sperm reaches the ovary, fetal development starts.

The complete pregnancy cycle comprises 40 weeks and it is divided into three trimesters.

The first trimester is the first 12 weeks of pregnancy. This is when development of the organ structure and organ system starts, and hence is an extremely vital period for the fetus.

Second trimester is 13 to 26 weeks. Referred to as the “Golden Period”, the mother will experience fetus fluttering movement.

The third trimester which is 27 to 40 weeks is the final stretch of the pregnancy.

Sex in the First Trimester

As mentioned above, the first trimester is an important time period for the fetus development. Also most miscarriages and birth defects occur during this time period. But this is the case only when you have other complications like preterm labor or problems in the placenta area. Mothers also undergo drastic changes in their body physical structure and develop symptoms like nausea, fatigue, and abnormally frequent urination.

According to best Obstetrician in Gurgaon, having sex is generally considered safe during the first trimester and in the overall pregnancy cycle.

The fetus is protected by a layer of amniotic fluid inside of the uterus. Furthermore, the uterus muscle is strong enough to protect the fetus against any damage.

But there is absolutely no evidence correlating the relationship between sex in trimester and miscarriages. It was considered during the 1980s and 1990s that coitus during pregnancy results in pregnancy loss. But with research and statistics, this claim or belief was soon refuted.

Now most miscarriages happen because the fetal isn’t developing properly. This has nothing with do with sexual intercourse

Safety Measures for sex during trimester

Now that you know copulation during the first trimester is generally safe, it’s not to say you shouldn’t take safety precautions. There are some best practices to ensure proper health of the mother and the fetus.

One of them is to get regularly checked for any medical complications. You should get checked by the best gynecologist for complications like preterm labor and placenta problems. If you’re suffering from any of these, then it’s usually best to stay away from intercourse for a while.

Also males should get the checkups done for sexually transmitted infections. This can potentially infect the fetus too and adversely influence its development.

In conclusion, you should be in touch with the best Obstetrician in Gurgaon or in your city for best guidance regarding this.

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Dr Sadhna Sharma

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