Health Tip: Sex During Pregnancy

-- While sexual intercourse throughout a healthy pregnancy is usually safe, it may not be recommended for women who are a higher risk for complications.

The Nemours Foundation says sex may not be safe for pregnant women with any of the following risk factors:

  • A history or risk of miscarriage.
  • Having had a previous birth that was pre-term (earlier than 37 weeks), or having warning signs of pre-term labor.
  • Vaginal bleeding, discharge or cramping that cannot be diagnosed.
  • Leaking amniotic fluid.
  • Conditions such as placenta previa and incompetent cervix.
  • Carrying multiple fetuses.

Posted: October 2008


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