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This is Random but is it bad to masterbate during your first trimester? Can you eat sushi during your first trimester? And Can you have sex during your pregancy? Oh yea and are you able to lay on your stomach during your first trimester?

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I'm sorry to hear that you need to masterbate, though it's completely safe in the first trimester and safe in the second and third if you don't pose yourself in certsin ways and orgasm doesn't throw you into pre-term labor. Sex is the same answer, unless your doctor tells you differently. Sushi, however, has got to go. Laying on your stomach during pregnancy isn't advisable, but very early on it shouldn't have a negative effect. By week 10, though, I would advise you get used to other positions. And by 14 weeks, don't lay flat on your back anymore either if you can help it.
There's no problem lying on your stomach in early pregnancy. At this point, your uterus is still nestled behind your pubic bone, so it's totally protected. Later in your pregnancy, sleeping on your stomach just isn't going to be comfortable. You'd be too uncomfortable to want to do it long before you could ever hurt your baby.If you typically sleep on your back, it's safe to continue doing so through the first trimester. But as the uterus gets heavier in the second trimester, it's best to choose another position.When you lie on your back, your uterus presses on the vein that returns blood from your lower body to your heart. Lying on your back for an extended period of time could interfere with the flow of blood and nutrients to the placenta and your developing baby.This is potentially unsafe, particularly if you have a condition like high blood pressure that affects how much oxygen and nutrients the baby is getting. If you have such a condition, your doctor will advise you to sleep on your side.Also, both sex and masturbation are perfectly normal and safe through-out your entire pregnancy, as long as you are not high-risk or any other sort of issues. Sushi is dangerous though, and like alcohol & drugs, should not be consumed at all during pregnancy. Another thing is soft cheeses (including blue cheese) and hot dogs should be avoided as well, lots of women don't know this.
I eat sushi. Im 20 wks along and there is nothing wrong with it. Now, I'm not saying to eat it every day but a little splurg never hurt anyone. There are foods that are suggested to be prohibited but if you use the correct precautions, it wouldn't hurt. Like heating lunch know? Just use discretion...if you don't feel well afterward, stop. Same with sex. There are different positions that as you get further along, may be more uncomfortable than satisfying. Just experiment!
I love sushi more than a lot of other things in life, along with a good beer.  Sushi is RAW FISH and shouldn't be eaten by pregnant women [according to US standards]... that's why they have notices on menus about consuming raw or undercooked meats being bad in general- raw foods harbor bacteria and parasites.  When you walk into a sushi place, you don't know how long the fish has been sitting there, how many times it's been taken out of the case, and most of the sushi chefs I've seen don't wear gloves (a total gamble in itself).  Pregnant women have weakened immune systems, so if you happen to get sick, it may be harder for you to get over it, and the fetus may not recover at all, resulting in a miscarriage.  Just like eating raw eggs or drinking shots, there's just certain things that are safer avoiding.
sleeping on your stomach.....if you are comfortable sleeping on your stomach it is ok to do.  i slept on my stomach until the day i went into labor with my oldest one.  during my pregnancy i did have concerns of possibly hurting the baby but when i asked my ob he said it was ok but he laughed at me because he didnt see how in the world i would be comfortbale sleeping like that. 
My local sushi restaurant has a menu with a list of items safe for pregnant women such as California rolls. Not all sushi is raw fish, that's sashimi which is unsafe for consumption during pregnancy. Check with the sushi restaurant to see what's safe if they don't have a special menu.

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