Support and Advice from TNPC's Parenting Experts

You may find this hard to believe, but sex is safe during pregnancy. Even in your ninth month! You and your partner may have to improvise positions – and remember to be gentle.

Also, your baby is oblivious to your lovemaking.

Sex is safe in pregnancy, however, there are certain conditions in which your doctor may tell you that you cannot have sex. These include:

• Premature labor
• Having an unusual placental position
• Having a certain high risk pregnancy, which predisposes
you to pre-term labor

Ask your doctor. If your doctor tells you that no sex is allowed, you can still do a lot of things together – touching, holding, and keeping a warm enriching relationship. Some women even have an increased sex desire, while others are decreased. The same is true for the fathers.

The most important thing is to be open. Talk freely with your spouse. And continue in a warm, healthy relationship.

Peter Weiss is a Beverly Hills-based obstetrician/gynecologist and leading advocate for mother’s-to-be. A member of the Royal Society of Medicine and an assictant clinical professor at the UCLA School of Medicine, Dr. Weiss’ writing have appeared in numerous parenting publications nationwide.


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