Sex during pregnancy

You can have sex while you’re pregnant, unless your midwife or specialist doctor has asked you not to.

Sex during pregnancy

Having sex during pregnancy is safe unless there are problems with your pregnancy. Your midwife or specialist doctor will tell you if it’s not safe for you to have sex.

Have sex when it feels right for you. During pregnancy some women are more interested in sex than they were before they became pregnant. For other women, who may have morning sickness or feel very tired, sex is the last thing they want.

Some partners may worry about harming the baby during sex. It is important to know that sex won't harm your baby – they are protected by the amniotic fluid (waters) and strong muscles of your uterus. Talk to each other about how you both feel.


Related website

Sex, pregnancy and the home invasion – Great Fathers
Information for men about sex during pregnancy and after the baby is born.

 

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