Sex During Early Conception

by David

Will sex during the early stages of conception spoil the pregnancy ?

Laura's answer:

Hi David,

I see no reason why a healthy couple should not have sex during the early stages of conception. Many couples do have sex at this time without any negative consequences.

Although, if you or your partner have concerns about any possible problems that may be occurring, you should seek the advice of your health care practitioner.

You should know that I am not a medical doctor and do not pretend to know all situations (possible problems) that may affect whether or not a couple should or should not have sex during early conception.

Women's bodies and their reproductive systems are quite amazing. There is much "cushion" to protect the growing embryo during the early stages of conception (indeed, all stages of pregnancy).

The embryo is not just "floating" around waiting to be bumped loose. There is no air inside the fallopian tube or uterus.

The newly fertilized egg is completely surrounded by the fallopian tube when traveling to the uterus and is completely surrounded by the endometrium when in the uterus.

Try this as an example:

Curl your hand up in a ball (fist). Not too tight and not too loose. Just so there is no air inside your fist. Maybe put a small bean inside the fist.

Wiggle your fingers keeping your fist closed, shake your fist, knock on the table, etc. Now imagine that your fist is the uterus and the embryo is the bean inside.

Can you see that it would take a lot of force to bump an embryo loose if it is even possible?

However, some women have some concern or fears over this issue especially if they have had fertility problems and/or had trouble conceiving and/or had multiple miscarriages, and so on. Lot's of IVF (invitro fertilization) patients feel that any strenuous motion will spoil the pregnancy or cause a miscarriage (not that it's true).

These feelings should be talked about and respected by her partner. And any concerns talked about with your health care provider.

I hope this helps some,

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