Is it Okay to Have Sex During Pregnancy?

In most cases, yes. Assuming that you don’t have certain complications, having sex shouldn’t pose a risk to you or your baby. Your baby is surrounded and cushioned by amniotic fluid, and protected by your uterus and a layer of muscles.

In addition, the mucus plug inside your cervix helps guard against infection. (If you or your partner has sex with other people, you still need to use condoms to protect yourself – and your baby – from sexually transmitted infections.)

However, in certain circumstances, you may have to modify your activity or abstain from sex altogether for part or all of your pregnancy.