12.5.6 Feelings about sex
Some women do not want much sex when they are pregnant. Others want sex more than usual. Both feelings are normal. Having sex, and not having sex, are both OK for the woman and her baby. Sex is not dangerous for the baby. Sometimes sex is uncomfortable in pregnancy. A woman and her partner can try different positions for making love. It may feel better with the woman on top, or in a sitting or standing position, or with the woman lying on her side. When a pregnant woman has sex, it is important to avoid infection by advising her to have safe sex by using condoms to prevent HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted infections.