Pregnancy Home > First Trimester

Sexual Relations During the First Trimester

It is fine to have sexual intercourse throughout your pregnancy, unless your doctor tells you otherwise. Some women who have had miscarriages need to avoid sexual intercourse during the first trimester. You should contact your doctor if you have any of the following symptoms during sexual intercourse:
  • Pain in the vagina or abdomen
  • Bleeding from the vagina
  • Leaking of water (amniotic fluid) from the vagina.


First Trimester Week By Week Articles

Click any of the links below to learn about changes occurring with you and your baby along with helpful tips and lessons during each week of the first trimester.


One Week Pregnant

Two Weeks Pregnant

3 Weeks Pregnant

4 Weeks Pregnant

5 Weeks Pregnant

6 Weeks Pregnant

7 Weeks Pregnant

8 Weeks Pregnant

9 Weeks Pregnant

10 Weeks Pregnant

11 Weeks Pregnant

12 Weeks Pregnant

13 Weeks Pregnant



Written by/reviewed by:
Last reviewed by: Arthur Schoenstadt, MD
Last updated/reviewed:
List of references (click here):
Other Articles in This eMedTV Presentation




Related Channels

eMedTV Links
Copyright © 2006-2019 Clinaero, Inc.

eMedTV serves only as an informational resource. This site does not dispense medical advice or advice of any kind. Site users seeking medical advice about their specific situation should consult with their own physician. Click Terms of Use for more information.

This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information:
verify here.