Please sign in or sign up for a March of Dimes account to proceed. If your pregnancy is healthy, you can have sex. You and your partner can use positions that are safe and comfortable throughout pregnancy. If after having sex you have heavy bleeding, painful cramps or leaking amniotic fluid, call your provider or go to the emergency room. Sex is a healthy part of a loving relationship with your partner.
The first time I got pregnant, I spent nine and a half months waiting to experience the orgasm to end all orgasms. Google "pregnant sex" and, chances are, you'll quickly discover that — for many women — the meeting of sperm and egg magically transforms one's home into the Bunny Ranch. Read a few stories and you'll begin to think there are more Kama Sutra positions and sex toys being put into play after a positive pregnancy test than throughout all of the years these couples were dating. And to them I say: Good for you. May you reap the benefits of extra estrogen, progesterone, and your newly minted enormous breasts.
Fertility Flower recently did some research about first-trimester sex in pregnancy. Their poll found that more than 1 in 5 couples were foregoing having first-trimester sex in pregnancy for fear of hurting the baby. While this has been shown to be an absolutely safe time to have sex for most couples, the fear is still present in many women and men.