Doing the deed while you're carrying is safe and actually recommended.
Now that you're pregnant, has your sex life gone into a deep freeze? If so, consider thawing it out. In most cases, not only is a roll in the hay perfectly safe through your final trimester, it's good for your mental health and your relationship. Here, our top four reasons to get down while you're knocked up.
1. Sex bolsters your bond.
Many women become intensely focused on their pregnancies, which can make their partners feel left out, says Pepper Schwartz, Ph.D., professor of sociology at the University of Washington in Seattle. "It's important to share physical affection as a way of sustaining what is, after all, the core building block of your new family," Schwartz says.
This article was originally published at Fit Pregnancy. Reprinted with permission from the author.