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What happens when a man ejaculates in a woman who is already pregnant?

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Depending on how far into the pregnancy there is no problem with ejaculating in a woman; in the final weeks the doctor may advise against sex because of hormones in semen called prostaglandins that may stimulate contractions. Intercourse during pregnancy is safe unless the doctor says otherwise.

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Sex will not harm the baby due to the baby being protected by the amniotic sac. Up until the third trimester there is also a mucus plug that keeps the cervix closed. Some women's sex drive increases during pregnancy while some woman find it uncomfortable. Make sure to communicate about how they are feeling and different positions that can be tried.

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