Article Courtesy of The March of Dimes
Sexual intimacy is a normal and healthy part of a committed relationship. Before pregnancy, you likely felt comfortable being intimate with your partner. Now that you’re pregnant, you may have questions or feel unsure about having sex with your partner.
There are lots of myths about sex and pregnancy, such as:
* Sex can be harmful or painful during pregnancy.
* Intercourse could hurt the baby.
* The baby somehow “knows” that sex is taking place.
* Unless your health care provider advises you otherwise, sex during pregnancy is safe for you and your baby.
* As for the baby, he or she has no idea what Mom and Dad are doing. The baby is well protected by a cushion of fluid in the womb and by the mom’s abdomen.