Women's sexual health

Sex + pregnancy

Pregnancy and childbirth issues go beyond fertility and reproduction concerns. A pregnant woman's sexual desire level can peak and ebb throughout the pregnancy, as well as after childbirth. Partners and spouses can be confused by these changes, and may experience a change in their libido as well. Other post-natal issues, including physical recovery from vaginal delivery or C-section, the impact of breast feeding (e.g. vaginal dryness due to reduced estrogen levels), post-partum depression, negotiating sexual relationships, and communicating (especially under the stress of sleep deprivation) are vital factors in determining how to maintain a loving, vital relationship post-childbirth.

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I'm pregnant...will having sex hurt the baby?
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How can I have sex with a pregnant belly?
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I'm pregnant. Is oral sex safe?
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