Can you have sex while pregnant?
In most cases (namely, with normal, low-risk pregnancies), it’s totally safe to engage in intercourse until the end of your last trimester. In fact, pregnant sex is a safe, pleasurable way of de-stressing and bonding with your partner. However, in the presence of specific conditions, your doctor may advise you to avoid sex. These include:
- Vaginal bleeding
- Leakage of amniotic fluid
- A history of preterm labor, miscarriage, or incompetent cervix (i.e., the cervix dilates prematurely)
- Placenta previa (the placenta partially or fully covers the cervical opening)
In these instances, it’s wise to seek medical advice before having sex during pregnancy.