Is Sex During Pregnancy Safe?

pregnant couple in bed(BlackDoctor.org) — Pregnancy is a wonderful thing in a warm loving relationship, but it can have a powerful affect on your sex life. It is a widely known fact that sex during a pregnancy is doctor approved, but there are some routines that may need to be adjusted.

What positions are okay?

As your pregnancy progresses, experiment to find the most comfortable positions, but avoid lying flat on your back during sex. If your uterus compresses the veins in the back of your abdomen, you may feel lightheaded or nauseous.

What about oral sex?

If you have oral sex, make sure your partner does not blow air into your vagina. Rarely, a burst of air may block a blood vessel (air embolism) — which could be a life-threatening condition for you and the baby.