Can An Orgasm Cause A Miscarriage? You Don't Have To Miss Out On Sex

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There are so many prohibitions during pregnancy. You can't eat sushi, you can't eat cold lunch meat, you can't eat spoonfuls of raw cookie dough straight from the bowl, and you can't defend your beer pong queen title. But what about sex and pregnancy? Can an orgasm cause a miscarriage? Because cutting out jello shots and spicy tuna is one thing — cutting out your time between the sheets is something else entirely.

I understand the worry. You can feel how an orgasm engages every part of your body. From the undoubtedly hilarious face you make, to the rippling aftershocks you feel, orgasms rock your world. It makes sense that such a full-body reaction could have some sort of impact on a pregnancy. But can something that feels so good cause harm as well?

According to The March of Dimes, there is no science to indicate that sexual intercourse and orgasms have a negative impact on healthy pregnancies. Unless you are told by your doctor to refrain from sexual activity during your pregnancy, there is no reason why you shouldn't continue enjoying yourself for the duration of your gestation. It's also noted that yes, orgasms may cause some cramping that feels a little like a contraction and that you may spot a little after sex or an orgasm, but that it's completely normal and shouldn't cause concern unless it persists or becomes severe.

In fact, according to Science Nordic, frequent sexual intercourse during pregnancy is to be encouraged.

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There are more benefits to sex and orgasms than you thought, from boosting your mood to easing aches and pains, those big Os may make your life better in ways you couldn't anticipate, according to LiveScience. Also, if you're like me and you're one of the many women who suffer from pregnancy-related migraines, you'll be happy to know that sex, orgasms in particular, may ease the pain of those evil head-squeezing demons from hell, according to CBS News.

But if you're not in the mood, that's OK, too. You don't have to be. You're making an entire new being from scratch, and that's enough for any one body to do at a time. However, if you are feeling frisky, and the doctor says it's OK, then you should definitely get yours before the baby comes and you get too tired to remember what an orgasm even is.