The Impact Of Intercourse During Menstruation And Then Positively Getting Pregnant?
Hello, I want to ask, when a husband has sex with his partner who is menstruating and becomes pregnant, is there any effect on the health of the fetus?
Thank you for the question.
Menstruation is the process of shedding the uterine wall due to no fertilization. Menstruation is regulated by the hormones progesterone and estrogen. Women's menstrual cycles vary. A normal menstrual cycle ranges from 21-35 days. Women are said to be prone to pregnancy if they are fertile.
The method of calculating the fertile period is as follows:
If the menstrual cycle is regular 28 days per month, then the fertile period is the 10th day to the 17th day after the first day of the last menstruation.
If the cycle is erratic, then the calculation is: the shortest cycle is reduced by 18 and the longest cycle is reduced by 11. For example, the shortest cycle is 27 days and the longest cycle is 30 days, then the fertile period is on day 9 to day 19 from the first day of menstruation. the last.
Having sex during the menstrual period is less likely to experience pregnancy. Although small, pregnancy can still occur during menstruation plus not using contraception or protection during sexual intercourse. Sperm can survive in the female organs for 3-5 days. If the woman is fertile on day 9 to day 19 and finishes menstruating on day 8, then has unprotected sex at that time, there is still a possibility of getting pregnant.
Basically there is no difference in the fetus that was conceived when the menstrual process was still ongoing or not. However, there are things that affect fetal development such as:
Anemia that may arise if menstruation lasts long and in large volumes
The existence of consuming certain drugs or herbs that can harm the fetus
Lack of intake or certain nutrients such as folic acid
Having a smoking habit or being in a smoking environment
Experiencing an infection before pregnancy that was not treated properly or during pregnancy
Hopefully my explanation can answer the question.
dr. Kresnawati Wahyu Setiono