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Q&A: Is sex safe during pregnancy?

Is sex safe during pregnancy? Do we need to take any precautions?

Re: Is sex safe during pregnancy? Do we need to take any precautions?

The Bump Expert

Sex during pregnancy (or, let's face it, anytime) is certainly a sensitive topic, but as long as everything is normal and everyone's healthy, sex is safe from that first positive HPT right up until your water breaks. Don't worry about sex harming baby -- the amniotic sac that surrounds the fetus and the thick mucus plug outside the cervix act as protective barriers.

If you're at particular risk of preterm labor or miscarriage or notice unusual pain, discharge or bleeding after sex, your doctor might recommend certain precautions or limits. And, even if your pregnancy is perfectly normal, warn your husband to never blow air directly into your vagina. In rare circumstances, this can lead to an air embolism fatal to both you and baby. And of course, make sure you know your partner's sexual history and that he's been tested for STDs and HIV. (Yes, we know, you learned this one in seventh grade... but it's just that important.)

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Paula Kashtan

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Q: I've heard of Irish twins before and was wondering if we should be using protection while I'm prego. What are the odds of getting pregnant while I'm pregnant if we don't use bc?

AJluvsLI |

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that's a question I've been wondering about as well!

blessings1 |

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I used to work with a lady who actually had twins that were concieved at different times. Imagine her surprise! Basically, her son was born full term and her daughter was born premature (about a month and a half if I remember right). Her doctor told her that if you're still having periods, you're still ovulating, and therefore, you can still get pregnant. I wouldn't worry about it if your periods have stopped, but my cousin continued her periods almost her entire pregnancies with both of her children, so I had fun teasing her that she could have had a litter! :)

Sailor_Princess |

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I just looked on Wikipedia.com about getting pregnant while you're pregnant and it's contriversial, some believe it can happen and some believe it can't. They agree that if you have two uteruses(or uteri??) it is possible, but that's a rare condition.

BlueEyedBaby |

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It is possible if you ovulate while you're pregnant. I'm sure it doesn't happen often at all, but I'm surprised some people believe it doesn't happen EVER. It's been on the news here once!

Bvartanian88 |

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I am about 8 weeks, I had sex with my husband last night and woke up with some light bleeding this morning. It was very bright. Has anyone else had this? Supposedly I read that your cervix can be tender which can cause this. I am going in for an ultrasound today to be sure.

alikristal |

Q&A: Is sex safe during pregnancy?

The first time my fiancee and I had sex (since I knew I was pregnant) I bleed for 9 days, I also read that it is not unusual b/c of the increased blood flow to your cervix during pregnancy, we had sex again recently and this time there was no bleeding but it was very uncomfortable, so I am going to wait untill we see the doctor before we try again

kellyc07 |

Q&A: Is sex safe during pregnancy?

I'm 10 weeks, and had sex with my husband last night. Not only am I not bleeding...it was amazing! Seriously, with all the horror stories people tell on these comments, I was a little scared that it would hurt, or that I would definitely spot after, but it was fantastic!

MrsC627 |

Q&A: Is sex safe during pregnancy?

Am 6 weeks pregnant, i had sex with my husband yesterday and i really enjoyed it.Sex should not be a barrier during pregnancy. This my 2nd baby, i had sex till the last day of my delivey, it helps.For me i do enjoy sex more when am pregnant/ YOu can imagine , my husband travelled for like 5days , on his arrival nite he came in and said honey have missed you and he started kissing me , will i reject him all because I am pregnant? No! SEX IN SWEETER INPREGNANCY

ademoksb |

Q&A: Is sex safe during pregnancy?

I have SERIOUSLY been wondering about this because the hubby is getting a little impatient...LOL. I'm almost 6 weeks and I'm just so scared that something won't be right! I have been very cautious since I found out because I don't want to mess up anything!!! I'll just pray and hope for the best!

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Ok, I have a question....I literally cant get ENOUGH sex..... normal? no? suggestions.....

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Q&A: Is sex safe during pregnancy?

I am a few weeks pregnant and I tried having sex with my husband and it was so unconfortable and painful. I felt so badly that I couldn't perform and I felt like i let him down.

nrrssh22 |

Q&A: Is sex safe during pregnancy?

I am 8 weeks and I have sex regularly with my boyfriend. It actually feels awesome and it's never painful or uncomfortable. I was nervous at first when I found out I was pregnant but I have had no problems, not even a little spotting or anything. Try to not feel bad if it is uncomfortable for you; each person is different and if you have an understanding partner, they will know what you are going through. Congrats to all!

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Q&A: Is sex safe during pregnancy?

If you're spotting or bleeding after sex then maybe the best thing to do would be consult with your doctor. But dont feel the need to distance yourself from your partner because of the pregnancy, it'll only cause unnecessary tension between the 2 of you. sex while pregnant can be a fantastic thing. I am 31wks 5dys nd we've been having sex the entire pregnancy without complications. It's been great! I

christymorales24 |

Q&A: Is sex safe during pregnancy?

I am 6 weeks pregnant, and sometimes the sex feels really great and other times it hurts....Like I can't have an orgasim anymore because then my stomach starts to hurt/cramp really bad. I have yet to bleed yet....but am still very worried something might happen to my baby.

courtneybug92 |

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Is sex safe while on bed rest if your not in pain and not spotting?

chelseacapps |

Q&A: Is sex safe during pregnancy?

2 nights ago my husband and i had sex. (i wasnt sure how far along i was, we found out 2 weeks ago and my first ultrasound was scheduled for next week) afterwards there was blood. not a ton of blood but we still freaked out as any first-time-parents would. it was later at night so we tried to stay calm, i didnt want to go to the ER because it would take forever so we waited until yesterday morning to call my OB. they fit me in for an ultrasound and my Dr. said everything was perfectly normal, i am 5.5 weeks along and the embryo is embedding itself into the wall of my uterus making itself a comfortable spot for the next 9 months, which can of course cause bleeding. but definitely call your OB if it happens to you because you dont want to take any chances!

BabyPerryman |

Q&A: Is sex safe during pregnancy?

Truth is: 50% of women will find sex better while pregnant while the other half will find it uncomfortable. Proof is googling the topic, and many articles will tell you this exactly. Also, just read the comments below! Half of the ladies say it's awesome having sex while pregnant, while the others say it is totally uncomfortable. Just check with your doctor and make sure it's safe to have sex while pregnant. That's all you need to do! The answer will most likely be yes, but something might be wrong where you will need adjustments.

futuremom2013 |

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Is anyone else having problems with BV. I feel like every time after my husband and I have sex I get another bacterial infection or it gets worse. Ive done a lot of research and found its normal, but I feel for my poor husband who has been very patient. Could this be a result of letting him cum inside of me. All the women who crave and are having successful sex are you letting your partner cum inside you or using protection or the pull out method. I've come to find baths with a little apple cider vinegar help with the bv, but I don't want to keep getting them. It tends to make sex slightly uncomfortable and then after cause a burning sensation.

KatythebakerMiniCinniBun |

Q&A: Is sex safe during pregnancy?

I am about 8 weeks along and the hubby and I have had sex a bunch of times since finding out about the pregnancy. Most of the time it is great. But I have had some uncomfortable times. Plus the last 2 times I had spotting. My doctor said that was normal. The last time I had brown spotting which the doctor said was normal as well. She said just wait until after you are done spotting until you are active again. Plus the "brown spotting" was probably my body going through a false period. I have not read this anywhere so I thought I should pass it along. It sure scared me and I want other mommies to be to know. :)

angief84 |

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To Katythebaker, my boyfriend and I have sex all the time (I'm 9 weeks today), and I always "let" him ejaculate inside me. I always make sure to first towel off and then try to go pee after, hoping that will help to sterilize and get any extra out, maybe try that if your not already doing it? I would speak to your doctor though. Have you tried using a condom? Perhaps that will help. Good luck, I hope you find your niche, because pregnant sex is AMAZING.

batmandi |

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im 4 weeks pregnant and i was wondering if its okay for me to have sex

heathertravis98 |

Q&A: Is sex safe during pregnancy?

I have a sore cervix and light spotting every time DH and I have sex. Frustrating and worrisome :(

shaunawhitmore |

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superdadof3 |

Q&A: Is sex safe during pregnancy?

Sex during pregnancy should be ok as long as you don't have issues with painful sex. If that happens you should definitely see a doctor before going any further, it can be nothing serious and you can solve the issue before it affects your relationship.

lilly2112 |