Last Updated: January 21, References Approved. This article was co-authored by Jennifer Butt, MD. She is affiliated with Lenox Hill Hospital. She then completed her residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. Butt is board certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
Benefits of Sex During Pregnancy: Your Pregnant Sex Questions, Answered
Is it safe? Is it possible to do it comfortably? The short answer: yes. Another reason to discuss sex with your practitioner is if you have a history of miscarriage or are at a higher risk for one. If that's the case, she may suggest avoiding sex for the first few months. If your practitioner has given you clearance to have sex during pregnancy, then it's perfectly safe. The amniotic sac keeps your baby warm and protected while you and your partner heat things up beneath the sheets.
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If this is the case, then working from home is likely your best option. Several types of work-from-home jobs allow expectant mothers to make money and still get the rest they need. In that case, ask your employer if you can work from home until your maternity leave begins.