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Is it safe to have sex in pregnancy? If yes, when?
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David Escobar
Family Medicine
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In brief: Yes!
It is safe if done with your monogamous partner/spouse and if there are no pregnancy complications (such as premature labor).
As long as it is comfortable enough for both partners, you can have sex throughout your pregnancy. Having intercourse and orgasms in your third trimester may help prepare the birth canal and cervix for a vaginal birth. It is also important psychologically for you both.

In brief: Yes!
It is safe if done with your monogamous partner/spouse and if there are no pregnancy complications (such as premature labor).
As long as it is comfortable enough for both partners, you can have sex throughout your pregnancy. Having intercourse and orgasms in your third trimester may help prepare the birth canal and cervix for a vaginal birth. It is also important psychologically for you both.
David Escobar
David Escobar
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Dr. Renee Harris
Obstetrics & Gynecology
In brief: Yes
It is safe and normal to continue sexual relations during pregnancy.
There are times when you should abstain, like for bleeding, preterm labor, or if your water is broken. Your doctor will let you know if you need to avoid intercourse.

In brief: Yes
It is safe and normal to continue sexual relations during pregnancy.
There are times when you should abstain, like for bleeding, preterm labor, or if your water is broken. Your doctor will let you know if you need to avoid intercourse.
Dr. Renee Harris
Dr. Renee Harris
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