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

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Dr. Caren Reaves
Obstetrics & Gynecology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Caren Reaves
Dr. Caren Reaves
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Dr. Neeoo Chin
Fertility Medicine

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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. Neeoo Chin
Dr. Neeoo Chin
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