“No matter how large you are or how hard you thrust, [your penis] will never directly hurt the baby,” says Barb DePree, M.D., an OB/GYN at Lakeshore Health Partners in Zeeland, Michigan.
Some men also report a fear that their unborn baby will somehow be emotionally traumatized by sex. Wrong again.
“There is no science or studies to show this,” DePree says. “Think of it this way—the happier you can keep the mom during a pregnancy, the better off everybody is.”
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But just because pregnant sex is safe doesn’t mean it’s simple. There are a few obstacles an expectant dad and his pregnant partner are likely to encounter.
Here’s how to handle them.