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Can you have sex after you get your membranes stripped? adult content

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Asked by MamaLiv22 at 11:02 AM on Apr. 11, 2011 in Pregnancy

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  • wouldn't even take the chance. as long as your water hasn't broken you "can" have sex but there is always a risk for infection or your water breaking during..

    Answer by zoejains_momma at 11:04 AM on Apr. 11, 2011

  • That's what I'm worried about, I don't think I'll do it.

    Comment by MamaLiv22 (original poster) at 11:05 AM on Apr. 11, 2011

  • you could use a condom? maybe, not actually sure iv had friends whos water broke during sex.

    Answer by letlovegrow2524 at 11:10 AM on Apr. 11, 2011

  • You can have sex until your water breaks. The sperm might actually help soften the cervix and move labor along. Orgasm is good for stimulating contractions. I think if you can get up the gumption to have sex after getting your membranes stripped, then you will be fine.

    Answer by SleepingBeautee at 11:13 AM on Apr. 11, 2011

  • i agree having sex can help labor come along. and i wouldnt worry about something going wrong.. id do it as much as you can cuz its 6 weeks after birth you have to usually wait to do it again....

    Answer by mckeemama at 11:15 AM on Apr. 11, 2011

  • Ask your doc.

    Answer by pookiekins34 at 11:17 AM on Apr. 11, 2011

  • I wouldn't. Why would you? The possibilty of infection is there...a condom won't help at all. I figure your health and the baby's health is a lot more important. Sex can wait for goodness sake. Wow.

    Answer by minnesotanice at 11:19 AM on Apr. 11, 2011

  • Honestly, having your membranes stripped is painful, you most likely won't even want to be touched anyways....

    Answer by BabyBugsmama at 11:22 AM on Apr. 11, 2011

  • Putting foreign objects in your vagina, at any time, including when not pregnant, carries a risk of infection, but that risk only goes up as far as pregnancy is concerned after your water breaks; that membrane is what protects the baby. As others have mentioned, having sex (especially without a condom--and having a condom or not will not change anything as far as infection goes) is actually a good way to try to naturally induce labor. Also keep in mind that your water can technically break at any time, whatever you're doing, and could have the whole time; but it's more likely to happen in the hospital after labor has started.

    But if you're not comfortable with it, don't do it. You don't have to have scientific should's and should not's to not want to have sex. :)

    Answer by DragonRiderMD at 11:38 AM on Apr. 11, 2011

  • Are you planning to get it done?
    Having sex is safer than having the membranes stripped.
    But you can do both.

    Answer by doulala at 1:56 PM on Apr. 11, 2011

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