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Sex During Pregnancy

Considerations regarding sex during pregnancy:

In most cases, sex during pregnancy is safe. In fact, with your physician/midwife's approval, sexual relations can continue until delivery.

However, fluctuating hormone levels and certain pregnancy symptoms such as nausea and tiredness can temporarily reduce a pregnant woman's libido (sex drive). In addition, visible changes in the woman's body may affect sexual desire. Always consult your physician/midwife concerning any questions you may have about sex during pregnancy.

Sexual intercourse may have to be avoided if the following symptoms occur:

  • Vaginal bleeding
  • Pain
  • Leaking of amniotic fluid
  • Contractions

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