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1.Is it safe to have sex during pregnancy?

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I would like to ask about sex during pregnancy.

1.Is it safe to have sex during pregnancy?
2.When sex should be stopped during pregnancy?
3.After delivery, for how long the couple need to wait to have sex again?
4.Is there any harm if the couple have sex during the due time to delivery?

I hope any doctors can answer my questions.


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replied March 15th, 2012
Sexual Health - Women Answer A32826
Hi,
Welcome to ehealthforum,
It is not safe to have intercourse during the first and last trimester. You can consider having intercourse (within your comfort zone and not rough or with avoiding positions that allow deep penetration). Look out for symptoms like increase in abdominal pain/cramps/tightness, bleeding/spotting, water leak/break (usually seen in late pregnancy) etc. You might have bleeding during or after intercourse if placenta is low-lying or covering the os. Visit your doctor/gynecologist for further clarification.
Take care.



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