The physical changes of pregnancy can make a woman feel very
sexual and attractive. However, nausea, breast sensitivity and
fatigue can temporarily dampen sexual desire.
For some, freedom from the worry of getting pregnant may make
sex more enjoyable. For others, now that they are pregnant, sex is
not appealing or they fear they could hurt the baby.
Other couples feel very close and want to express that closeness
in sex. It is very important that you talk about how you are
feeling and what you desire.
There is usually no reason to avoid sexual intercourse during
pregnancy. However, under certain circumstances you may be asked to
avoid it. Your health care provider will tell you if there are any
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