Is it important to use condoms if we're having sex while we're pregnant?
Yes, if your partner has a sexually transmitted infection and you still want to have sex; or if you or your partner have multiple sex partners. Sexually transmitted infections during pregnancy increases the risk of infections that can affect your pregnancy and your baby's health.
Are there times when sex should be avoided?
Most women can safely have sex throughout pregnancy. But in some cases, you need to be cautious. Your doctor may recommend avoiding sex if:
• You're at risk of preterm labour
• You have unexplained vaginal bleeding
• You're leaking amniotic fluid
• Your cervix begins to open prematurely
• Your placenta partly or completely covers your cervical opening
I'm pregnant and don't feel like having sex. Is that normal?
Blame all of this on the hormone estrogen! While for some women, the desire to have sex completely fizzles out, for others it has no effect at all on their sex lives. Most women have noticed that pregnancy symptoms put them off sex in the first trimester, only to have the interest revived in the second trimester, and the interest tapers off once again in the final trimester. So if you don't feel like it, don't panic.