Abstinence or not during pregnancy

emilyc

7 Posts
Reply Abstinence or not during pregnancy Posted on: Dec 15, 2011 at 11:29pm
I'm curious what your stance is on sexual activity during pregnancy. I've seen recent studies showing that semen can almost act like an immunological "innoculation," so it would seem that intercourse would be advantageous from that standpoint. But it's also not an uncommon recommendation, especially for someone with RPL, to abstain during early pregnancy or until the time of the previous loss.

Dr. Braverman

2024 Posts
Re: Abstinence or not during pregnancy Posted on: Dec 16, 2011 at 1:59am
sex prior to implantation is good as it is an immunologic activator for the generation of T reg cells. Sex once pregnant does not hurt or help as the antigenic stimulus for the immune system is taken over by the embryo.
Dr. Jeffrey Braverman MD FACOG
Medical Director
Braverman Reproductive Immunology P.C.