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Sex during pregnancy, episiotomy and epidural - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   Hi
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   I would like to know whether it is safe to have sex during pregnancy
Doctor :   Yes you can
User :   will there be any complications?
User :   As already I am in 8th month
Doctor :   Not unless there is spotting, bleeding, premature labor
User :   oh... ok
User :   + I heard that in the later stage of pregnancy, Semen may cause contraction of Utarus
Doctor :   If you have any cervical problem or any if you or your partner have any Sexually transmitted disease like Herpes
Doctor :   It is usually avoided in the last part of the 8th month of pregnancy
User :   ok
Doctor :   But unless there is a risk factor like previous intra uterine death of the baby or any of the above mentioned features there is no problem
Doctor :   If you are not sure what type of placenta you have then it is better if you avoid it
User :   oh ok
Doctor :   Because if there is low lying placenta then you must not attempt intercourse
Doctor :   Or conditions of bleeding from placenta
User :   oh..
User :   So, should i check with my doctor abt the placenta
Doctor :   I need to know your age and profession and the number of pregnancies
Doctor :   Yes you have to
User :   I am 25 years
User :   I am a software engineer
Doctor :   Any history of abortion in the past?
User :   and this is the first Pregncncu
User :   no.. this is my first pregnancy
Doctor :   You can check with your gynecologist for that along with your Ultrasound report
User :   oh ok
Doctor :   Is there anything else
User :   One more thing doctor....
User :   I would like to know whether Episiotomy is done for every one during labour
Doctor :   No its not
Doctor :   Its only in certain conditions
User :   I have read that, we can avoid Episiotomy, by doing some massage in the vrginal agrea 4 weeks before the due date
User :   is it correct?
Doctor :   No it depends on the vaginal passage and I dont think any such thing helps and would not recommend it
User :   ooh ok..
Doctor :   The size of your vaginal area determines whether you need it or not
User :   oh
Doctor :   And in breech babies if done by normal labor
Doctor :   And babies with big heads
User :   Can i take some medication to prevent the labour pain?
User :   oh ok
Doctor :   Yes when you go for labor after the pain your Gynecologist may give you an injection for the pain
Doctor :   This trend is followed in some countries
User :   is it Epidural?
User :   Is there any side effects for the same
Doctor :   You mean the epidural anesthesia?
User :   yes
Doctor :   This is to ease the labor process
User :   oh... is there any side effects for the same?
Doctor :   No, its the same as with all types of anesthesia
User :   And there wont be any pain for the labour right ??
Doctor :   No there wont,but it may increase the risk of a caesarean
User :   oh.. is it because we will not feel the oain, so will not be able to push the baby out?
Doctor :   No the pushing is by contractions
Doctor :   Not by the pain
User :   oh
User :   then y it leads to caesarean doctor?
Doctor :   Bye for now.
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