In general, it is safe to have sexual intercourse during pregnancy if the pregnancy is progressing without complications. However, the gynecologist may instruct the woman not to have sexual intercourse if any of the following situations occur:
- Vaginal bleeding of unknown cause.
- History of preterm labor.
- Risk of preterm delivery.
- History of miscarriage.
- Risk (threat) of miscarriage.
- Cervical insufficiency.
- Placenta previa.
- Amniotic fluid leakage.
- Multiple pregnancy.
Therefore, it would be ideal to consult a specialist before having sexual intercourse during pregnancy, as he/she is the one who best knows the specific situation of the woman or couple.
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By Marta Barranquero Gómez B.Sc., M.Sc. (embryologist), Silvia Azaña Gutiérrez B.Sc., M.Sc. (embryologist) and inviTRA Staff.
Last Update: 01/26/2023