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Sex During Pregnancy: What to Expect

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Couple lying in bed.
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Pregnant couple on bed in disagreement.
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Will sex hurt the baby?


Pregnant woman talking to doctor.
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Medical reasons to avoid sex


Happy pregnant couple snuggling.
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Other sex acts may also be off limits at times


Husband asleep pregnant wife wide awake.
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Sexual appetites change in pregnancy


Couple in bed arms up in celebration.
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Sex during the first trimester


Pregnant couple being intimate.
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Sex during the second trimester


Husband kissing pregnant wife's belly.
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Sex during the third trimester


Sleeping husband wide awake pregnant wife.
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Mismatched sex drives


Toned high angle view of a man touching his pregnant wife's stomach in bed.
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Sex at the end of pregnancy


Couple looking at pregnancy test.
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The importance of communication


Robin Elise Weiss, Ph.D.

Robin Elise Weiss, Ph.D.

@RobinPregnancy

Robin Elise Weiss, Ph.D., LCCE, CLC, AdvCD(DONA) is a childbirth educator, doula, founder of Childbirth.org, and the award-winning pregnancy and parenting author of “The Complete Illustrated Guide to Pregnancy” and more than 10 other books. Between her nine children, teaching childbirth classes, and attending births for more than two decades, she has built up an impressive and practical knowledge base. You can follow Robin on Twitter @RobinPregnancy, Instagram, and Facebook.