Monday, August 10, 2009

Is it safe to have sex?

“Sex is almost always safe in pregnancy, unless the woman has a condition called placenta previa where the placenta is growing over the cervix or if the woman has experienced any leaking of fluid and ruptured membranes have not yet been ruled out,” explains Amy Romano, CNM, a Midwife who attends home and hospital births in Connecticut. “Some providers recommend that women with a history of preterm birth or with symptoms of preterm labor avoid intercourse, but there is no research to support this recommendation.”

At your prenatal appointment, ask your doctor or midwife if there are any reasons why you shouldn’t have sex.

If your healthcare provider has given you the go ahead to, well, go ahead, you may still experience some other challenges.