Sex During Pregnancy

If your pregnant or are planning a pregnancy, the question "is having sex during pregnancy safe?" may come up. The answer is yes, it is safe for the mother and baby, unless your health care provider says otherwise.

pregnancy cartoon Your baby is protected by your abdomen, the amniotic fluid in the womb, and by the mucus plug which seals your cervix and helps guard against infections.

Your doctor may recommend not engaging in sexual activities early in pregnancy if you have a history of miscarriages and/or certain complications of pregnancy, such as premature labor or bleeding.

If you are considered a high risk pregnancy, you may also want to abstain from intercourse to be on the safe side.

There are other reasons on why not to during pregnancy:

  • your water has broken

  • if you have an incompetent cervix or if it's dilated

  • if you have placenta previa, or a very low-lying placenta

  • you experience unexplained vaginal bleeding or discharge

  • and especially if you or your partner has a sexually transmitted disease because if you become infected, the disease can be transmitted to your baby

Sometimes during pregnancy you may have an increased sex drive or just the opposite. As the pregnancy progresses it may also become a little more difficult due to your growing belly. In any case, listen to your body and always communicate with your partner.

Don't be embarassed to ask your doctor any questions you may have.

It's ALWAYS better
safe than sorry!

please excuse the baby dust, we're still developing

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