Is it safe have sex during pregnancy safe?

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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How safe is to have "hard" sex during pregnancy? My baby has gastroschisis also..

Talk to your OB. Talk to your OB, who knows your case. If the only problem is the gastroscisis, them sex in pregnancy is ok. Use common sense, however, if he is on top, don't put a lot of pressure on your belly. Read more...

I had a MC 1 year ago at 13/14 weeks and now I am currently 6 wks pregnant. Is it safe to have sex during pregnancy or am I considered high risk?

Tricky. cannot give specific answers wtihout direct exam (which would answer the question). Some second or third trimester MC are due to a loose cervix. Even then I doubt intercourse is a risk, but women are often put on strict bedrest. Otherwise....not much of a risk in early pregnancy especially, but not much of a risk even late pregnancy in general. Read more...

What is the right position in sex during pregnancy?

There isn't one. The "right" position is the one that you and your partner enjoy the most. Read more...

Is it normal for my husband to be scared of sex during pregnancy?

Yes, very normal. A lot of partners worry that sex will start labor or hurt the baby. In addition, they may look at you differently now that you are pregnant. Normally, sex is completely safe during pregnancy. The uterus and the bag of water prevent any injury to the baby. If you have certain conditions (placenta previa, abruption), your doctor will let you know not to have sex. Otherwise, it is safe. Read more...

Can sex during pregnancy help to have easier labor?

Yes. Yes, it can as long as it is done gently and no anal intercourse is done due to infection risk and cross contamination. Orgasm in the third trimester can actually stimulate demonstrable uterine contractions that can eventually result in labor. Please check with your treating OB MD to be certain that it is safe to engage in sexual activity. Read more...

Does having frequent sex during pregnancy help with the delivery of the baby?

Not really! Go easier the last month, but frequent sex during pregnancy keeps everyone happy (hopefully). Women carrying a male usually express more interest in sex, getting a testosterone infusion from the male fetus. Too vigorous sex late can induce contractions. Read more...