Can You Have Sex During Pregnancy?

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Experts: 

QUESTION

Dear Midwife,
I am in my 14 weeks pregnant. Is it safe to have sex because every time I did, I always have some spotting. Usually it is slightly pink, but today it's red.

Should I stop having sex? Should I go to the doctor for checking up?

Thank you for your help.

ANSWER

Any bleeding during pregnancy should be reported immediately to your provider. If it happens after intercourse, it usually just means that a little capillary on the cervix was broken, and we don't worry about it. But you may need an exam to verify that is what is happening. It is best to go in when you are actually bleeding so your provider can see what is causing the problem. Hopefully, it is nothing serious.

-- Cynthia, CNM