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Doctor Tips, Weeks 14-26

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Week 17

Good news: unless you’re under medical orders, there’s no reason to avoid sex during pregnancy. More about week 17.

By now, your partner can visually tell that you really are pregnant. While some partners are thrilled by this, others get a bit squeamish—especially when it comes to sex. Sex during pregnancy is normal and healthy. The only reason to avoid it is if your doctor or midwife told you to (such as for certain high-risk conditions), or if you or your partner don’t want to. If you want to have sex and your partner is afraid of hurting the baby, rest easy—it won’t happen! Discussing techniques other than vaginal intercourse might help, too.

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  1. This is one of the only memories I was actually able to keep up with during my 2nd pregnancy! With my 1st, I kept a pregnancy journal of sorts with things that were happening, doctor’s notes from each appointment, belly pictures each week, nursery updates… With #2, #1 was in full-blown toddler mode, so belly pictures were my only documented memory. I’m glad I made myself continue that tradition!

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    1. It’s so true, the 2nd (and 3rd and 4th….) kids start having way less documentation even from before they are born! Thank goodness for smartphones these days 🙂

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