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Cramping After Orgasm While Pregnant

Is there any cause for concern?
ByThe Bump Editors|Updated April 17, 2017
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It’s normal for your uterus to contract when you orgasm. It’s always done that—now it’s just a good deal bigger so you notice it a whole lot more.

This won’t hurt baby, and it doesn’t mean you’re going into labor. Don’t worry, unless the cramping is especially severe, lasts more than a few minutes, intensifies or seems to be turning into a series of contractions. If this happens, or if you have bright-red bleeding (not just spotting), call your OB right away. It could signal a miscarriage.

Excerpted from The Baby Bump: 100s of Secrets to Surviving Those Nine Long Months

Please note: The Bump and the materials and information it contains are not intended to, and do not constitute, medical or other health advice or diagnosis and should not be used as such. You should always consult with a qualified physician or health professional about your specific circumstances.

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