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Marlise Van Onselen


Posted by: YVONNE MUNTHALI | 2011-12-06


Pregnancy and sex: Can we harm the baby?

I am 27 weeks pregnant now, when should I stop having sex with my husband? What positions can you advise me to use when having sex so as not to harm the baby?

Expert's Reply


Marlise Van Onselen Marlise Van Onselen
- 2012-02-08

You can continue to have intercourse as far into pregnancy, right up until birth, as you and your partner are comfortable.

Intercourse can’t harm the baby as the baby is protected by the cervix and amniotic fluid. There are only a few reasons why you shouldn't have intercourse during certain periods during pregnancy.

They are: Vaginal Bleeding, Preterm Labour, Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) (for you or your partner).

Communication is the most important factor when you and your partner have to decide if you are going to have intercourse during the pregnancy. So is the decision on which position will be the most comfortable. Be creative...

Enjoy being pregnant!


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