Sex During Pregnancy

It is good to have sex during pregnancy. It creates a good bond between the partners, reduces pain and discomfort, serves as a mood booster, and improves sleep. It should be avoided only on the advice of the doctor. Having sex during pregnancy will not cause any harm to the baby. This is because the penis will not reach beyond the vagina during penetrative sex, so it does not cause any damage to the baby.

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I had sex during my periods, and I currently have PID, and I get symptoms like stomach and back pain. Can I be pregnant?

Query: Hello doctor, I had sex last month while I was on my period and I used Postinorr after all. I went for a scan after noticing a white discharge on my undergarment and I was told I had a PID infection. On that same day, I saw a brown discharge but the doctor told me maybe it was my period. After th...  Read Full »

Dr. Sanap Sneha Umrao

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through your case and I understand your concern. As per your description, if you had intercourse on your menstrual day after that there was no physical contact then there is no chance of getting pregnant. Sometimes during ovulation (around the 14th d...  Read Full »

Can I have sex while I am pregnant?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 11 weeks pregnant. I had unprotected sex with my husband. Is it safe to have sex during pregnancy?  Read Full »

Dr. Balakrishnan R

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. During the first 12 weeks of pregnancy, the placenta is not fully formed. So in this phase, having sex is not very safe. As you know, semen is not a sterile fluid. So, if it enters the cervix or the vagina, this can provoke bleeding, pain,...  Read Full »

Is it safe to have sex during pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor, My wife is pregnant. She is in her first trimester now. We did not have sex after knowing the pregnancy. Is there any medical problem in having sex during the pregnancy?  Read Full »

Dr. Purushottam Sah

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have read and understood your problem. There is no restriction as such, but there can be pain due to uterine contractions or in some cases bleeding. So, it is advisable to be soft and slow. Also, you can indulge in non-vaginal sex. For further doubts consult ...  Read Full »

I am five weeks pregnant and had a pinkish discharge after sex. Should I be worried about it?

Query: Hello doctor, I am five weeks pregnant and yesterday I tried to do sex with my partner. Everything was fine just today when I woke up I saw on my pantyliner pinkish discharge. I am taking Utrogestan, Cyclogest, and Progynova due to my FET. So I am guessing it was discharge mixed with a little blo...  Read Full »

Dr. Sanap Sneha Umrao

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Sex is not contraindicated during pregnancy but still, you should be careful it should not be very harsh or it is better to avoid it. Sometimes slight bleeding may occur after having sex or it might be because of implantation bleeding if it is only spotting then...  Read Full »

Can I have sex during 17 weeks of pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor,Currently, I am 17 weeks pregnant. I had spotting which started during 13 weeks and lasted for about a week. I was put on bed rest and advised to take Susten 400 mg. Everything was fine in 16 weeks ultrasound. The doctor said no need of bedrest hereafter. But did not say anything abt se...  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to It would be better if you could send me your detailed history and scan report that you had recently. Mild bleeding at 13 weeks could be due to local pathology like cervical erosion, polyp, threatened miscarriage or just low lying developing placental at a very initial s...  Read Full »

Why did I bleed after intercourse during pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 13 weeks pregnant, and after having intercourse I passed a blood clot about the size of a quarter. I have a subchronic bleed behind my placenta. Are these two related?  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Yes, they are related. Intercourse should ideally be avoided till the 18th week of gestation to avoid such episodes of threatened miscarriage. Any bleeding during pregnancy is threatened miscarriage unless proven otherwise and you have a sub-chorionic bleed which confi...  Read Full »

Will intercourse during early pregnancy cause brown spotting?

Query: Hello doctor, I am in my sixth week of pregnancy. Is it normal for brown spotting to come and go during this period? I was told that the baby was fine in my recent check-up. The spotting has been on and off for a week and happened the day before and after intercourse. Should I be concerned?  Read Full »

Dr. Reetika

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. I have also seen the image shared by you (attachment removed to protect the patient's privacy). 1) A little bit of spotting during early pregnancy is nothing very serious. A brown discharge is primarily due to the blood being old or someth...  Read Full »

What care do we need while having sex during pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor, My wife is entering her fourth month of pregnancy. Is it safe to have intercourse now? Is there anything that needs to take care of? We have not had intercourse in the last three months as we were not together. Kindly advise.  Read Full »

Dr. Balakrishnan R

Answer: Hi, Welcome to After 12 weeks of pregnancy, the placenta has formed, and the bond between mother and baby is strong enough to prevent any problems for the baby. The only issue is the infection in semen. It is valid throughout pregnancy. Semen is a body secretion and will have some bac...  Read Full »

Is it normal to have a water-like discharge in the first trimester?

Query: Hello doctor, I am on the last day of my first trimester and I was experiencing water-like discharge yesterday as if I am about to start periods. I had intercourse five to six days before this. Is this normal during this phase of pregnancy? I am experiencing an itching on my outer labia and the skin...  Read Full »

Dr. Balakrishnan R

Answer: Hello, Welcome to How are you doing? From the short history, I feel this is a vaginal infection. You should have got it from that act of sex a few days ago. As a prevention, I would advise you not to have penetrative sex until the end of pregnancy. Infection from sex can also trigger a...  Read Full »

I want to know whether making love during pregnancy will hurt my baby.

Query: Hi doctor, I am in my 9th week of pregnancy. My husband was out for a month and has returned now. Both of us feel like getting intimate. Since this is my first pregnancy and I have not completed the first trimester, I wanted to know whether making love could hurt my baby. Should we avoid intercourse...  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Your doubt is justified. It is recommended that intercourse should not be practised till the 16th week of gestation to avoid any chances of threatened miscarriage. I feel there are other ways to express emotions and intercourse should be avoided during the early f...  Read Full »

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