It is common for couples to wonder whether sex is safe when they discover they are pregnant. Unless your health care provider advises you otherwise, sex during pregnancy is safe for both you and your baby.
The baby is protected by the amniotic fluid in the womb, by your abdomen and by the mucus plug which seals your cervix and helps guard against infections.
Sex is safe during pregnancy unless your doctor has indicated that you have a high risk pregnancy. Although there are few reasons to avoid sex during pregnancy, there are some situations when your doctor may indicate that sex should be avoided. These situations include:
Sexual practices may not have to change during pregnancy. However, because of the different changes that occur in your body, you may want to make some changes to make things more comfortable. Here is some information to consider when thinking about sex during pregnancy:
Unless your physician tells you otherwise, you and your partner should be able to enjoy sex during your pregnancy. Pay attention to your body and make adjustments so that you can enjoy the experience to the fullest.
Reprinted with permission from American Pregnancy Association