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Is it safe have sex during pregnancy safe?
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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Obstetrics & Gynecology
In brief: Safe
Sexual intercourse is not contraindicated during pregnancy, in most cases.
Abstinence is generally recommended for patients with an incompetent cervix, placenta previa, and for patients with premature labor. Sexual intercourse during pregnancy may cause some contractions, but will not cause labor. It is associated with an increased incidence of spotting or bleeding during pregnancy.

In brief: Safe
Sexual intercourse is not contraindicated during pregnancy, in most cases.
Abstinence is generally recommended for patients with an incompetent cervix, placenta previa, and for patients with premature labor. Sexual intercourse during pregnancy may cause some contractions, but will not cause labor. It is associated with an increased incidence of spotting or bleeding during pregnancy.
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