Will having sex while pregnant hurt the baby

In a normal healthy pregnancy it is perfectly safe to have sex. Make sure you use common sense, if something hurts or if you have any problems stop or take it easy. Many women find sex during pregnancy to be very enjoyable, especially during the second trimester.

The baby is well protected in your uterus. Your cervix is sealed shut protecting your baby against bacteria from the vagina. The amniotic sac and fluid around the baby provide a safe and cushioned environment for your baby.

If you have bleeding or other pregnancy complications your doctor may put you on pelvic rest and restrict you from having sex. These restrictions are only for those with certain complications.

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Moms Expertise
    04/29/14
    Beth
    I was on pelvic rest for awhile with Audrey... not that it mattered though, no matter how many times I show my husband the research he is convinced sex during pregnancy will hurt the baby!!
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