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Masturbation during pregnancy. - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   hi good morning
Doctor :   hi good morning
Doctor :   how can i help u
User :   i am 8 weeks pregnant now. I went for my second scan in 7th week but the foetus heart beat was only 94. I was asked to get admitted in the hospital and i was under trips. After 2 days i went for another scan and the heart beat was only 92. I have been asked to come next week for the scan to see if there is any improvement in the heart beat. My question is i masturbated during my pregnancy. was it the cause for the low heart beat of my baby. I am pregnant through IVF treatment. Please advise.
Doctor :   k
Doctor :   masturbation has nothing to do with foetal heart rate
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Doctor :   r u there
User :   33 yrs. Working as secretary.
Doctor :   is this ur first pregnancy?
User :   yes. through IVF
Doctor :   k
Doctor :   Masturbation is a great release of sexual energy. I highly encourage this for women. It's also great to have a session of mutual masturbation if you're not interested in penetration. Masturbation is also a good thing to think of if only one person in the relationship is interested in sex at that particular moment. It allows your to be sexual without having to have sex for whatever reason, and yet your partner (or you) can enjoy a release of sexual tension
User :   they gave me trips to relax my uterus and keep calm. I have a doubt whether masturbating will affect my uterus anyway.
Doctor :   no it wont
User :   so i have not affected my baby anyway right. Can i continue to masturbate.
User :   is there anyway to improve the foetus heartbeat.
Doctor :   u can masturbate but with care
Doctor :   that ur gynaecologist will let u know
Doctor :   since she has examined u
User :   what does it mean that i can masturbate but with care....
Doctor :   we dont the reason why foetal heart rate is less
Doctor :   she will the best person to comment
User :   ok.
User :   what does it mean that i can masturbate but with care....
Doctor :   there are risk of infection being introduced
Doctor :   when u use fingers
User :   ok thanks for your answers. U have clarified my doubt. Thanks a lot.
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