Separating fact from fiction: sex during pregnancy daily_blabber March 12, 2012 Confused about sex during pregnancy? We look at what’s normal, what not to worry about and how to go about it. By Lynne Roberts sexdu1Can I have sex during pregnancy?Yes! As long has you have a healthy pregnancy with no complications you can keep having sex right up until your waters break. A sexdu2Will sex harm the baby?Don’t worry. Your baby is nicely cushioned by the amniotic sac, so won’t get squashed and can’t feel anything, although your sexdu3Will it hurt?Some women find they are more sensitive during pregnancy. For some, that makes sex even better, while for others the heightened sensitivity can leave th From our partner sexdu4What about oral sex?Oral sex can be a more comfortable way to stay intimate, especially if penetration is painful or you don’t have the energy for your usual routine sexdu5Can I still use sex toys?Providing your pregnancy is healthy there’s no reason why you shouldn’t continue to use sex toys to spice things up a little. sexdu6Which positions are most comfortable?The best positions during pregnancy are those which allow for shallow penetration, avoid pressure on the uterus and let you feel more sexdu7I’ve gone off sex!For every woman who discovers her inner sex-addict during pregnancy, there’s another that goes right off it. From our partner sexdu8He’s gone off me!While some women say their partner can’t keep their hands off them during pregnancy, many worry that they seem less interested than usual.&nbs sexdu9Bleeding after intercourseBleeding during pregnancy can be frightening but it’s not uncommon to notice some spotting, especially after sex. sexdu10Will sex kickstart labour?If you’re overdue, your midwife may recommend you have sex as a way of bringing on labour. 1 / 10 Previous Next FROM OUR NETWORK JOIN THE CONVERSATION What's Popular 1Natalie bought a book for her daughter. Then she discovered a bittersweet message inside. 2"Living a normal life is impossible." Woman treated by fake Melbourne gynaecologist shares pain. 3The conversation that left Meghan Markle in tears days before her wedding to Prince Harry. 4Melissa Little on the harrowing aftermath of learning her husband killed her sons. 5Celeb in 5: Monday's best entertainment and gossip news. FROM OUR NETWORK Want more from mamamia?