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A doctor's opinion is paramount here, and no article, including this one, can take the place of that. If it has been determined that sexual activity is fine in your particularl case, keep in mind that not all sexual positions are created equal, either. As a pregnancy progresses into the second trimester, women should avoid the missionary position, or any position that has them lying flat on their backs. This is because too much pressure is put on the major arteries and blood vessels that supply the fetus and the woman may even experience some dizziness. Experiment with positions that feel comfortable for both you and your partner, and consider trying things for the first time.


After sex some women may experience cramping, especially if she has had a very intense orgasm. This is normal, and due to the hormones found in semen as well as contractions in the pelvic floor. During pregnancy, the cervix is engorged with blood and you may also have some spotting after sex If you experience cramps or bleeding don't panic but do call


your medical practitioner immediately to inform them and to discuss. Again, this is a common occurance and not usually a sign that anything is wrong. Infertility is one of the most stressful slices of life that a couple can go through. If you are lucky and become pregnant, your intimacy and connection as two people in love is a very important thing to nurture and cherish, maybe even as important as the life growing inside of you. If sexual intercourse is green lit by your doctor, indulge and enjoy. If intercourse is not OK, don't be afraid to ask your doctor if oral sex is a good alternative. If not, try to find other loving and intimate ways to reach and take care of each other during this time. Hopefully for you, orgasm will be a really good place to start.


Some good reads on this topic include: http://www.babyzone.com/askanexpert/spontaneous-orgasms-pregnancy http://www.latimes.com/sns-health-pregnant-women-best-sex,0,4920103.story http://www.ourbodiesourselves.org/book/companion.asp?id=21&compID=128 http://www.marchofdimes.com/pnhec/159: 516.asp


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