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In most cases, sex during pregnancy is safe. In fact, with your healthcare provider's approval, sexual relations can continue until delivery.
However, fluctuating hormone levels and certain pregnancy symptoms, like nausea and tiredness can temporarily reduce a pregnant woman's libido (sex drive). In addition, visible changes in the woman's body may affect sexual desire. Always talk with your healthcare provider concerning any questions you may have about sex during pregnancy.
Sexual intercourse may have to be avoided if the following symptoms happen:
Heavy vaginal bleeding
Pain during intercourse
Leaking of amniotic fluid
Contractions after intercourse that do not resolve
Check with your healthcare provider if you experience any of these symptoms.
Bayhealth is Southern Delaware’s healthcare leader with hospitals in Dover and in Milford. Bayhealth provides a wide range of medical services, including cardiovascular, cancer, orthopaedics and rehabilitation, pediatrics, respiratory care, sleep care, surgical weight loss and women’s services.