Please sign in or sign up for a March of Dimes account to proceed. If your pregnancy is healthy, you can have sex. You and your partner can use positions that are safe and comfortable throughout pregnancy. If after having sex you have heavy bleeding, painful cramps or leaking amniotic fluid, call your provider or go to the emergency room. Sex is a healthy part of a loving relationship with your partner.
During pregnancy, your body undergoes numerous changes. This is why pregnant women are advised to exercise several restrictions on their normal lifestyle habits, due to the likely harm it can cause the mother and baby. When in doubt, it is always important to check with your medical practitioner and get the green flag to continue. Although sex during pregnancy is considered normal, there are certain precautions to take and risk factors to consider. You may have to adapt to certain changes in your sex life, to keep your unborn baby safe and avoid complications.