Jump to content

Bathroom break after sex
make a difference?


  • Please log in to reply
7 replies to this topic

#1 Poseidon768

Posted 06 December 2012 - 05:10 PM

So, I have an awful bladder and despite emptying it prior to jumping in the sack with hubby, I also have to go afterwards (unless i want to wake up in a few hours to do so anyway).

This is probably something that has been asked a billion times before...
Do you think that using the toilet after BDing significantly impacts the number of sperm that remain in the vagina??
I'd love to hear your thoughts, and how you came to them.

Thanks!

Oh - I've never been preggers before either, so I have zip.zero experience with how to succeed at this, so I have no way of knowing if it matters or not sad.gif

#2 Froyo

Posted 06 December 2012 - 05:14 PM

No, it doesn't matter. It is semen coming out, not sperm. By that time the semen has done its job of delivering the sperm to the top of the vagina.

#3 Bazinga

Posted 06 December 2012 - 05:17 PM

Probably TMI but I usually feel the need to urinate afterwards also. When DH and I were trying to conceive I would lay down with my hips elevated for at least 10 mins afterwards. I also made sure I orgasmed after he was done to ensure the semen was drawn up so to speak. We only ever made one egg using FSH injections and it worked first go. It only takes one sperm to make a baby so the few that might be lost isn't anythign to worry about I think. Hope that helps original.gif

#4 MeN3Ps!

Posted 06 December 2012 - 05:18 PM

.. I used to worry about this too.

No, it doesn't matter.

#5 Tigerdog

Posted 06 December 2012 - 05:21 PM

QUOTE
I would lay down with my hips elevated for at least 10 mins afterwards. I also made sure I orgasmed after he was done to ensure the semen was drawn up so to speak.


Pretty sure it's a myth that either of these things have a positive bearing on conception.

#6 Neriah

Posted 06 December 2012 - 05:24 PM

I have been told that it is important to urinate within an hour after sex (especially for women) as it helps prevent urinary tract infections, so it is a good thing to do. Basically, within minutes all that can go up has and all that must come down will anyway, so to speak (otherwise the myth about not getting pregnant when the woman is on top would be true).

#7 JaneLane

Posted 06 December 2012 - 05:27 PM

I don't  think it matters but I do remember waiting about 5 mins both times we were trying to get pregnant just in case (we were very lucky to conceive 1st attempt with both kids).  I always need to go afterwards and have heard that you should to help prevent UTIs anyway

Edited by blue4me, 06 December 2012 - 05:30 PM.


#8 Princess Holly

Posted 06 December 2012 - 06:13 PM

I always go to the loo after and put toilet paper 'down there' after to soak up what falls out and I'm 4wks pregnant.  The night I conceived, dh and I did it standing so the theory of having to lay down after with you that legs up is definitely a myth


0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

Why we tend to hold our babies on our left side

On which side of your body do you carry or cradle your baby? If you answered "left" then you're not alone.

Taking fish oil in pregnancy may prevent childhood asthma

Women who took omega-3 fatty acid supplements (fish oil supplements) in pregnancy reduced the risk of their children developing asthma by almost one third.

Mum, dad and son all share a birthday

Luke and Hillary Gardner never have a problem remembering each other's birthday.

Mum shares the bittersweet truth about pregnancy after miscarriage

A mother's candid and heartfelt reflections about pregnancy after miscarriage are providing comfort to other women.

16 simple ways to make your baby smarter

What's the best way to mentally stimulate your baby? It doesn't take a genius - just a loving, involved parent.

Your blood pressure could predict baby's sex even before conception

The average blood pressure of mother could suggest a baby's sex before it even exists, a study has found.

The breastfeeding photo that says it all

Ashley Rockill was lucky enough to have her birth photographer on hand to capture a precious moment.

13 pregnancy superstitions from across the globe

In honour of Black Friday, let's explore 13 of the strangest pregnancy superstitions from across the globe.

I'm a stay-at-home mum, and I'm sending my son to daycare

When you become a mum you give birth to a beautiful baby, but you also give birth to guilt.

Mum gives birth to 'Incredible Hulk' 6.4kg baby

An American mother was shocked when she gave to a 6.4kg (14lb 1oz) baby last month.

Mum demands $530 for daughter's shoes after playdate

A mum has made a pretty bold move by demanding $532 for a pair of her daughter's shoes that were damaged at another family's house. 

A toddler's guide to helping around the house

If a toddler was to write a guide to 'help' you with the household chores, it would go something like this.

The breast pump you can use on the go

The game-changing breast pump promises to make life easier all round.

'Mum, don't be mad but I've just had a baby'

A teen mum has shared her birth story – and her shock at not knowing she was pregnant until her baby's head emerged.

No, Senator, childcare workers don't just wipe noses and stop fights

The only thing childcare workers spend their time doing is "wiping noses and stopping the kids from killing each other"? Not quite.

'I wanted to be the birth mum so much'

When people say "aren't you lucky that there are two of you, that you can switch?" I give them a tight smile.

6 myths about breastfeeding toddlers

Although breastfeeding a toddler isn't for everybody, if you choose to nurse beyond babyhood you can expect some strong reactions.

 
Advertisement
 

Top 5 Articles

Advertisement
 
 
 

From our network

Your child's fine motor skills: what you should know

There is less of a focus on fine motor skills, but they're just as important as others. (SPONSORED)

5 ways music helps your toddler's development

There are at least five other compelling reasons to get musical around your toddler. (SPONSORED)

 

Baby Names

Unusual Celeb Baby Names

Click through the gallery to read the details and see some of the most memorable monikers in show biz families.

 
Advertisement
 
 
Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.