Learn what's normal and what's not when it comes to cramping after an orgasm.


Don't blame it on your partner. If you feel cramps in your uterus after having an orgasm, rest assured that this is a normal occurrence. It has no negative impact on your baby or you. If cramping continues for more than a few minutes or comes and goes on a consistent basis -- for example, every 6 minutes -- call your doctor because what you're feeling may be premature labor. Although a small amount of spotting after orgasm in early pregnancy (before week 18) is probably nothing to worry about, spotting later in pregnancy, and substantial bleeding after an orgasm or at any other time, is a cause for concern and merits an immediate call to your prenatal provider.

Originally published in You & Your Baby: Pregnancy.

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