I know the accepted medical advice is that intercourse cannot cause miscarriage-- but what is your opinion on this? I recently lost a baby in the second trimester after bleeding off and on through the first trimester, including one very heavy bleed which occurred 20 minutes after intercourse. I am convinced that intercourse might have contributed to my losing the baby. Since the female orgasm causes uterine contractions, and even just female arousal can cause uterine contractions, how could this not be an issue? Also if your partner is rough-- how could this not potentially harm the baby?
I just have trouble believing that women can have all kinds of intercourse while pregnant, even rough, with lots of orgasms, and it could not potentially harm the environment for the baby.
Does anyone have any thoughts on this?
When I used to go to midwives (practice has since closed) she would say she was old fashioned on this-- that she recommended avoiding sex and orgasm for the first trimester. But she is the only practitioner who ever told me this. Is there a difference between midwifery and mainstream medicine on this one?