Sex During Pregnancy


Is it OK to have sex during pregnancy?

As long as your pregnancy is proceeding normally, you can have sex as often as you like.

Can sex during pregnancy cause a miscarriage?

Although many couples worry that sex during pregnancy will cause a miscarriage, sex isn't generally a concern. Most miscarriages occur because the fetus isn't developing normally.

Does sex during pregnancy harm the baby?

Your developing baby is protected by the amniotic fluid in your uterus, as well as the strong muscles of the uterus itself. Sexual activity won't affect your baby.

What are the best sexual positions during pregnancy?

As long as you're comfortable, most sexual positions are OK during pregnancy.

Low sex drive during pregnancy. Is this normal?

It is absolutely normal. Hormonal fluctuations, fatigue, nausea and breast tenderness early in pregnancy might lower your sexual desire. As your pregnancy progresses, weight gain, back pain and other symptoms might dampen your enthusiasm for sex.

Is oral sex safe when I'm pregnant?

For the most part, yes, oral sex is safe. Licking is fine, but blowing into your genital area is a no-no. Forcing or blowing air into the vagina could cause an air embolism (a bubble of air that gets into your blood circulation). This rarely happens, but it can be life-threatening for you or the baby.

Please remember that your due date is only an estimate. On average only 5% of births take place exactly on the estimated due date. Most are born within a week either side of the estimated due date.
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