Sex During Pregnancy

Sex During Pregnancy

In most cases, sex during pregnancy is
safe. In fact, with your healthcare provider’s approval, sexual relations can continue
until delivery.

But fluctuating hormone levels and
certain pregnancy symptoms, like nausea and tiredness, can temporarily reduce your
libido
(sex drive). Plus, visible changes in your body may affect sexual desire. Always talk
with
your healthcare provider about any concerns you may have about sex during pregnancy.

Stop having sexual intercourse if you
have:

  • Heavy vaginal bleeding

  • Pain during intercourse

  • Leaking of amniotic fluid

  • Contractions after intercourse
    that do not go away

Check with your healthcare provider if
you have any of these symptoms.