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A 43-year-old member asked:

Why is my husband avoiding sex while i'm pregnant?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Neeoo Chin
Fertility Medicine 41 years experience
Unsure: Many of the times, husbands are afraid of hurting their wives during sex while pregnant. She may find ways to reassure him that sex during the majority of pregnancy is safe. Also intimacy doesn't always mean sex....Be creative.
Dr. Caren Reaves
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
Fear: Many men are afraid they will bump or hurt the baby. They may also believe the baby can "see" the penis. Reassure your partner that the baby is safe and protected in the uterus and will not be injured in any way. Sex is dangerous for certain complications of pregnancy, but your doctor will inform you if pelvic rest (no sex) is required.
Last updated Jul 7, 2015

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