When Is Sex Unsafe During Pregnancy?
There are some circumstances that can make sex during pregnancy unsafe. Women who have the following health complications should talk to their health provider before engaging in sex:
* A history or risk of miscarriage
* A previous preterm birth or other risk factors for preterm birth * Unexplained vaginal bleeding, discharge or cramping
* Leaking amniotic fluid
* Placenta previa (when the placenta is low and covers the cervix) * Incompetent cervix (when the cervix is weakened and opens too soon)
If your pregnancy is considered to be high risk, you may need to be more cautious than other women. Your health care provider may advise you to avoid intercourse for all or part of your pregnancy.