When is sexual intercourse restricted? • Threatened miscarriage - it is sensible to avoid sex for about 1 week after the bleeding ceases. • Low-lying placenta with bleeding. • Threatened preterm labour. • Rupture of membranes.
When is sexual intercourse encouraged? At term, frequent sex with deeper penetration with ejaculation, can stimulate the onset of labour due to the release of local prostaglandins.
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