Is sex safe during pregnancy?

I am carrying my first pregnancy which is now five months old. Since the onset of the pregnancy, my husband has been pestering me for sex but I have always refused out of fear of losing the pregnancy. My friends say sex is safe during pregnancy. Is this so? Kindly advise me.

Salome (by SMS)


Most women who are having a normal pregnancy may continue to have sex right up until their water breaks or they go into labour. There are some circumstances, though, in which you may need to modify your activity or abstain from sex altogether for part or all of your pregnancy. These conditions include history of bleeding in the early part of the pregnancy, high Blood Pressure as well as premature labour pains. Once you don’t have any of these complaints, you can continue to have sex during pregnancy.