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.
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 of the nipples can also cause the uterus to contract. Most often, this is very normal and is 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. This is what’s happening to you and your baby halfway through the first trimester.
When Should You Worry?
For most cases, cramping is 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 which may be accompanied by contractions
- Dizziness with bleeding, along with severe pain
- Nausea or vomiting
- Less than normal movement of the baby
- Light spotting that lasts longer than 3 days
- Pain that does not go away with rest
- Vaginal cramping, bleeding, and discharge, accompanied by digestive symptoms and dizziness
- Cramping, along with pain in the shoulder and/or neck
What Should You Do?
- 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 area of the ache.
- Make sure you get plenty of fluids.