Passionate pregnancy: Your ultimate guide to sex during pregnancy

If you have a question about sex during pregnancy that you've always wanted to ask but felt uncomfortable, you're not alone! Read our expert advice on how to keep that loving feeling alive when expecting.

1. Is it safe to make love during pregnancy?
It is safe for most couples to continue making love throughout their pregnancy. Although orgasm, as well as breast stimulation, can cause the uterus to contract, this will not cause miscarriage in healthy pregnant women.
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2. What positions are most comfortable for making love during pregnancy? As your belly grows, you may find that making love in the positions you and your partner normally choose is not comfortable. It's a great time to experiment with some new and different sexual positions.
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3. What should I do if making love becomes uncomfortable?
It is normal to experience a lack of lubrication during pregnancy, as hormone levels change. This can make sex quite uncomfortable. The use of a lubricant can help. And don't forget, sex isn't limited to intercourse alone. Enjoy alternative pleasuring activities. Manual or oral stimulation is safe and enjoyable during pregnancy.
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4. I can't get enough sex now that I'm expecting. Is this normal?
Yes. It's perfectly normal. After the discomforts of the first trimester pass -- and before the last few weeks when any kind of movement tends to be uncomfortable -- women often report that they enjoy sex and achieve orgasm much more easily in pregnancy. If your partner isn't interested in sex when you are, pleasuring yourself is not harmful to you or your baby. 
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