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Can You Use A Vibrator In Your 1st Trimester? What Experts Want You To Know

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The first trimester of your pregnancy can be an exciting time, as you share the happy news with your loved ones. It can also be a time of change — and not just with your belly and boobs. At this point in your pregnancy, you'll start to make some major lifestyle changes in order to keep your baby is as healthy as possible. You already know that you'll have to say goodbye to alcohol, caffeine, and soft cheese for a while, but you may be wondering if your sex life have to change as well. Specifically, can you use a vibrator in your first trimester?

If you're dealing with morning sickness, mood swings, and fatigue in your first trimester, you may be more concerned with keeping your breakfast down than getting busy. But if your hormones are raging, you may be wondering if you'll have to put the brakes on certain aspects of your love life until your baby arrives. The answer to that question will depend on your doctor's diagnosis.

Throughout your pregnancy, it's important to consult with your doctor about what is safe when it comes to sex. If you have a history of preterm labor, miscarriages, or if you've been diagnosed with an incompetent cervix, your doctor may restrict sex during your pregnancy, according to What To Expect. But before you reach for your vibrator, you should make sure to confirm whether the restriction includes intercourse and orgasms.

In the case of low-risk pregnancies with no complications, however, WebMd noted that sex during pregnancy is completely safe. And if nothing is off limits, you can feel free to get creative in the bedroom. Using a vibrator can add a new level of fun to your sex life. And what better time to have fun than before your sex life takes a backseat to bottles and burping?

If you plan to make toys a part of your sex life during pregnancy, it's important to remember to keep them clean — particularly if use them to penetrate your vagina. As Parents noted, you should always clean your sex toys with hot, soapy water before and after each use, and store them in a clean, dry place when you're done. If your vibrator penetrates your vagina, you should avoid using it in or around your anus. This will prevent bacteria from entering your vagina that could cause an infection and harm your baby.

If you've got the green light from your doctor, you and your partner should feel free to experiment with sex toys while you wait for your baby to arrive. Besides being a great way to bond, there's nothing like a good orgasm to take your mind off of all of your pre-baby jitters.