Sex during Pregnancy

In most cases, sex during pregnancy is safe. In fact, with approval from your doctor, sexual relations can continue until delivery.

At times, fluctuating hormone levels and certain pregnancy symptoms such as nausea and tiredness can temporarily reduce a pregnant woman's sex drive. In addition, visible changes in the woman's body may affect sexual desire.

Sexual intercourse may have to be avoided if the following symptoms occur:

·         Heavy vaginal bleeding

·         Pain during intercourse

·         Leaking of amniotic fluid

·         Contractions after intercourse that do not resolve

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms during or after having sex while pregnant, call (314) 996-5433 or email us to speak with a doctor.