The 6 Most Common Fears About Sex During Pregnancy

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The baby will get poked
This is a very common concern when it comes to intercourse during pregnancy. I want to reassure you that the baby is well enclosed in beneath ... more 
Photo by: Ha! Designs/ Flickr
The baby will get poked
This is a very common concern when it comes to intercourse during pregnancy. I want to reassure you that the baby is well enclosed in beneath layers of strong muscle, tissue, membrane and fluid and will not be moved-- literally or otherwise-- by intercourse. Occasionally, there's an issue with the placenta or cervix-- the muscular opening of the uterus, which is firm and closed during pregnancy-- and mom is told to refrain from intercourse and possibly advised to rest throughout pregnancy. If you are not otherwise instructed, consider yourself good to go.
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Mon, Sep 17, 2012 4:28 PM EDT
Sex during pregnancy can be all kinds of things from totally nonexistant to ragingly hot to sporadic and so-so. Some women find they have an increased sex drive during pregnancy, some feel numb. Some partners love the new curves, some are weirded out by the pregnancy or worried sex will hurt the baby. Is your pregnancy easy? Are you vomiting? What trimester is it? There are so many factors going into the way pregnant sex pans out, I don't want to generalize. But I will say that all expecting couples have some kind of anxiety about sex during pregnancy. Pregnancy is a physical and emotional upheaval, there's no way it won't affect your sex life. Here are 6 of the most common concerns about sex during pregnancy. - By Ceridwen Morris



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