Sex During Pregnancy


Sex before pregnancy, strongly encouraged! Sex during pregnancy? Well you might have to sometime during the 9 months! If your pregnancy is proceeding normally, there’s no reason you can’t have sex as often as you like but use plenty of lubrication.


However, with the fatigue, nausea and hormonal changes your body is going through, sex can often be the last thing on your mind!


We scan our patients regularly, this means we check for things such as position of the baby, position of the placenta and general foetal development. Rest assured, we will tell you if there’s anything you need to worry about! Let us worry for you!


Does sex during pregnancy harm the baby?


Developing babies are very well protected in-utero, sex will not harm your baby in any way.


Can sex during pregnancy cause a miscarriage?


Many of my patients worry that sex can cause miscarriage. If you have any bleeding, cramping or abnormal discharge – do not have sex and contact our rooms immediately. However, sex isn’t generally a concern; most miscarriages occur because the foetus isn’t developing normally.


What are the best sexual positions during pregnancy?


Put your comfort first, as long as you’re comfortable, most sexual positions are okay during pregnancy. As your pregnancy progresses, different positions may be more comfortable than others, so mix it up a bit until you find what works best for you!


Please speak openly and freely with your obstetrician or midwife about any concerns you have by calling 08 8272 7755 or speak to us during your appointment.