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Is it safe to have sex in the first trimester?
11 doctors weighed in

Dr. Padmavati Garvey
Obstetrics & Gynecology
7 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Generally yes. Sometimes doctors will tell a patient not to have sex if she has some bleeding in the first trimester.

In brief: Yes
Generally yes. Sometimes doctors will tell a patient not to have sex if she has some bleeding in the first trimester.
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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Dr. Craig Keathley
Obstetrics & Gynecology
In brief: Yes
In the absence of complications such as abnormal bleeding, sex is safe and healthy.
If there are complications, discuss restrictions with your physician.

In brief: Yes
In the absence of complications such as abnormal bleeding, sex is safe and healthy.
If there are complications, discuss restrictions with your physician.
Dr. Craig Keathley
Dr. Craig Keathley
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Dr. Alysia Townsend
Obstetrics & Gynecology
In brief: Yes
Generally, if you are not experiencing vaginal bleeding or cramping it is safe to have sexual intercourse in the first trimester. Other types of sexual activity are permissible, but avoid having air blown into the vagina during oral sex, as this can lead to the potentially fatal complication of air embolism.

In brief: Yes
Generally, if you are not experiencing vaginal bleeding or cramping it is safe to have sexual intercourse in the first trimester. Other types of sexual activity are permissible, but avoid having air blown into the vagina during oral sex, as this can lead to the potentially fatal complication of air embolism.
Dr. Alysia Townsend
Dr. Alysia Townsend
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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics & Gynecology
In brief: Yes
Unless your doctor tells you not to due to a specific complication of pregnancy, sex is safe throughout pregnancy.

In brief: Yes
Unless your doctor tells you not to due to a specific complication of pregnancy, sex is safe throughout pregnancy.
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Dr. Jeff Livingston
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