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Hi everyone

I’m 15 weeks and 2 days pregnant.

Is it safe yet to have intercourse?

When I went for a scan at 7 weeks they told me not to and then on my 13 week scan I forgot to ask🙄

Also can I go swimming as they also told me not to go... at 7 weeks

I have no more appointments with the ivf team so not sure who to call either

I would appreciate if anyone could give me some advice

Hope you are all doing well on your journeys xx

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I am only not swimming because of pessaries, my midwife yesterday advised that swimming would be good for me and basically said that once I’m over 14 weeks then I should go back to it, as that many weeks takes me into a “safe zone” as she called it. Obviously that was personal advice based on my circumstances but might be helpful.

I haven’t asked about intercourse but I’m sure you could call your midwife or clinic and ask?

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Oh dear I didn’t realise that... sorry if TMI but I take cyclogest pessaries rectally 🙈 does that make a difference to swimming? As I know vaginal pessaries have a tendency to ‘leak’

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I’ve never taken rectal pessaries so I don’t know. I’m on utrogestan vaginal and they leak a lot so it would be gross to go in a swimming pool whist using them!

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It was something to do with my cervix being fully closed..surely it is now

I was taking cyclogest but im all finished with meds now

I’ll give my midwife a call

Thanks xx

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Wow 15 weeks and no intercourse ?! Lol I’d die 😂

Is that just ivf specific or pregnancy in general ??

Oh and I was hoping to go swimming again in a few weeks too... sorry I don’t have answers for you- but even if you don’t have appt with ur ivf clinic you should still be able to phone them and ask that advice. Say you forgot to ask at the scan. Alternatively you should now be under midwife care so can ask her

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😂 I know! Tell me about it

I’m not sure if it’s ivf related but think they wanted to make sure my cervix was fully closed

Thank you for your reply I think I’ll call my midwife x

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I was told no intercourse until OTD so at 7 weeks I thought you'd be safe, and definitely by 15 weeks! Probably best to check though as it seems lots of clinic do things differently. X

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I know..it’s so strange how we all get different info

Surely you would think our 2ww wait would be the same advise but some ladies are told from 12 days past transfer to test and other 16 days

I don’t know

Think I’ll call the midwife x

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Oh god, no sex for 15 wks. Think my DH may have something to say about that!!!! Don’t think I can wait that long either!!!!!

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Hahaha I know it has been so long and these comments are making me laugh xx

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I asked my clinic about 2 days ago & I got the OK ! 15 weeks OMG 😮 🤦🏼‍♀️

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How far gone are you?

🙈 don’t it feels like a life time x

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I'm the same haven't had sex for 13 weeks really as were not pregnant for the first two. And I'm 15+4.But iv not had it due to feeling ill with sickness etc now I'm feeling better will be getting jiggy with it, hubby has been very patient bless him.

Your fine hun unless they've told you otherwise.

💝😘💝

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Such a relief to know I’m not the only one.haha

Perfect thank you.

I have my midwife appointment in 10 days so might call her or just wait to see her xxx

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OK hun.

Hope your doing well

💝😘💝

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Yea I’m good thanks

So I have my 20 week scan on the 19th june well I’ll be a day away from 21 weeks

But I’m impatient so I’ve booked a private scan on the 22nd of this month just make sure everything is ok.

How are you when is your 20week scan? Xx

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😂 bless ya.

I know how you, feel.

My 20 week scan is on the 14 or16 June I think. Iv booked a gender scan for next Saturday

I'm waiting on this kidney scan it's taking it's time rang them today and they said just to wait.

💝😘💝

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I’m looking forward to finding out what you are having 😊

These appointments always take ages with the nhs hopefully you won’t be waiting too much longer

Sending you love xx

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Thanks hun.

I know I just need to try be patient but seriously it's hard when they've already put the worry in you. If nothing happens soon I may have to see if they'll accept a private scan.

💝😘💝

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I'm the same! Said to hubby it a no go area until at least 12 weeks! I'm 9.6 weeks now. He's pulling his hair out! I've got hyperemisis gravardium so he does understand a Little bit more, that I can't deal with much movement 🤣. Xx

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I'm sure we were told to wait for 3 DAYS post transfer... No idea about swimming though.

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