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Is sex safe in the third trimester? can it cause preterm labor? what positions are best? is oral sex ok?

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Dr. Andrew Silverman
Fertility Medicine 49 years experience
Sex 3rd trimester: It is safe to have sex in the third trimester, as long as your partner is positioned so that his weight isn't on your tummy. Lying at the edge of a bed with your partner standing is usually the easiest. It is unlikely to cause preterm labor. Oral sex is ok.

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Last updated Jul 30, 2014

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