Is it safe for me to swallow semen now that I'm pregnant?

Q: Is it safe for me to swallow semen now that I'm pregnant?

A: Semen is in no way harmful to your baby, either in your vagina or in your mouth, so swallowing it is absolutely fine. We do have one caveat, though. You should be sure your partner is free of any sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), because you could become infected from swallowing infected semen. Contracting certain STDs during pregnancy increases your risk of complications like miscarriage and preterm labor and puts your baby at risk for catching them as well.

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