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I don't know if this will help or totally freak you out. I am trained as a midwife and had no issues having sex while I was preg with DS-- like Kessed said, it is pretty hard to dislodge things. So, DH and I had sex, and the I got up to pee afterwards and saw a bunch of bright red blood. I was 7 weeks at the time. I will never forget it, b/c it was way more than spotting and so bright!
I cried for awhile, worrying that I was m/c'ing. There was a little more blood each time I wiped and then it was over. Like, within a couple hours. I didn't have any cramps, so in hindsight I really shouldn't have worried. Cramps + bleeding = maybe you should worry. But I had no cramps. Not even a post-orgasm cramp-- yes, you will probably feel those at some point, maybe when your uterus is bigger.....I certainly did! But like one or two cramps, not ongoing....
Okay, so don't freak out at my story-- you can have sex...and even bleed some and have a happy & healthy baby 9 months later. What I had forgotten in my preg brain that night was how blood-engorged the vagina (etc.) gets. Your body has so much more blood in it (all over, but especially there) than non-preg, that it really shouldn't have come as a shock to me.
So, in conclusion (sorry about the novel), don't worry about sex while preg. That little babe is soooo tiny now anyway-- and some rocking always puts babies to sleep right?
P.S. I was way more horny preg than not, and you may be too-- so take advantage! Besides, once the 1st trimester passes you will have more energy and desire for sex than after the baby in born!
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