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If your pregnancy is progressing without problems, it's okay to have vaginal intercourse. Talk to your doctor if you have concerns or questions.
Sex during the first
trimester will not cause any problems, such as a
miscarriage. Sex won't harm the developing baby (fetus). The fetus floats in amniotic fluid that acts as a cushion.
Your interest in sex may
change during your pregnancy. For example, you may have nausea and fatigue in the first
trimester. And your enlarged uterus in the last trimester may cause discomfort. Any of these things can affect your sex drive.
the second or third trimesters will not usually cause any problems. Late in
pregnancy, you may find sex most comfortable when you lie on your side. Also,
orgasm close to your due date may start uterine contractions.
Your doctor will probably advise you to avoid sex if any of the following occur:
If you have a
sexually transmitted infection (STI) while you are pregnant,
it can cause serious problems for you and the fetus. If you are or may be
pregnant and are thinking about having sex with a new partner or a
partner who may be infected with an STI, use condoms. They can help protect you and
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerSarah Marshall, MD - Family MedicineKathleen Romito, MD - Family MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerKirtly Jones, MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology
Current as ofOctober 2, 2015
Current as of:
October 2, 2015
Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine
& Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Kirtly Jones, MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology
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