A group of doctors in Canada have published a set of guidelines in which they say that sex during low risk pregnancy is completely safe though certain precautions have to be taken.
Known as Sex in Pregnancy, the guidelines were published in the latest issue of Canadian Medical Association journal in which they say that there is no reason why low risk pregnant women cannot have sex if she wants to.
Lead researcher Dr Clair Jones said that having sex during pregnancy is completely normal. "Sex in pregnancy is normal. There are very few proven contraindications and risks to intercourse in low-risk pregnancies. And therefore these patients should be reassured", Dr Jones said.
However adequate precaution should be taken in high risk pregnancies with doctors suggesting that it is safer to avoid sex until the pregnancy is complete. Some of the cases in which sex should be avoided include when there is a history of early labor or if the woman is suffering from genital tract infection or a condition called placenta previa.