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Cramping After Sex During Early Pregnancy: Is It Normal?

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It is common to face cramping after sex during early pregnancy. An orgasm may cause some minor contractions of the uterus. The prostaglandins in your partner’s semen and rubbing the nipples can also cause the uterus to contract. Most often this is normal, temporary and won’t hurt the baby. However, if pain is severe and prolonged you should contact your doctor. Cramping and backache can often be alleviated by resting with your feet up and drinking extra fluids and more.

Curejoy Expert Dipti Mothay Explains:

It is quite common to face pain/cramping after sex during pregnancy. Cramping might not be harmful for the pregnancy or the baby itself, but can turn out to be a painful experience.

Is it normal to have cramps after sex, during early pregnancy?

It is actually very common for an orgasm to cause some minor contractions of the uterus. The prostaglandins in your partner’s semen and rubbing the nipples can also cause the uterus to contract. Most often this is very normal, only temporary and won’t hurt the baby. However, if pain is severe and prolonged you should contact your doctor.

During the first trimester, cramping during pregnancy mostly results from normal changes that occur in your body during your baby’s development.

When should you worry?

For most cases, cramping will be a normal part of pregnancy. However, Pain after sex can be a concern when the pain is accompanied by the following conditions:

– More than four labor-like contractions per hour
– Passing blood clots or grayish material
– Sharp pain in your lower abdomen
– Dizziness with bleeding along with severe pain
– Nausea or vomiting
– Your baby moves less than normal
– Light spotting that lasts longer than 3 days
– Pain that does not go away with rest
– Severe pain which does not go away
– Lower abdominal pain, accompanied by contractions
– Vaginal cramping, bleeding and discharge, accompanied by gastrointestinal symptoms and dizziness.
– Cramping, along with pain in the shoulder and/or neck

Dealing with pain after sex, while pregnant

– Cramping and backache can often be alleviated by resting with your feet up and drinking extra fluids
– Try to sit, lie down or change positions
– Soak in a warm bath
– Try doing relaxation exercises
– Place a hot water bottle wrapped in a towel on the ache
– Make sure you get plenty of fluids

CureJoy Editorial

The CureJoy Editorial team digs up credible information from multiple sources, both academic and experiential, to stitch a holistic health perspective on topics that pique our readers' interest.

CureJoy Editorial

The CureJoy Editorial team digs up credible information from multiple sources, both academic and experiential, to stitch a holistic health perspective on topics that pique our readers' interest.

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Ayurveda
Ayurveda 5pts

True that Teresa Wilsoncroom!

Teresa Wilsoncroom
Teresa Wilsoncroom 5pts

It depends but its not really good u have to be very very careful during your first trimester