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Is there sold evidence to support the idea that abstaining from...ummm... you know <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="innocent"> has any positive effect in terms of increasing the chance of a live birth over miscarrying?<br>
It seems so foreign to totally put that part of our lives on hold...kind of like air and water.<br><br>
Does any one know why this seems to be a favorite thing for doctors to tell you to not do?
 

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Are you kidding me? no sex in the 1st trimester due to possible miscarriage? absurd.
 

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I think it is mainly used/recommended where you may have had pre-term labor. But as for solid evidence - no. They even state that there is no solid evidence that late term bedrest does any good.
 

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I chose to do pelvic rest after my third miscarriage. I stopped running, avoided lifting things heavier than 10 pounds and abstained from sexual activity until 10 weeks. Evidence aside, I was desperate to put to rest any extra anxiety during this pregnancy. I knew I would not have coped well with sex one night followed by spotting the next day.<br><br>
When you have unexplained recurrent losses, you try to do anything and everything to avoid coming up on the wrong side of the statistics-again. That is my take on it. Best wishes to you for a wonderful pregnancy!<br><br>
Amy
 
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