Many women crave sex during pregnancy while others dread it. The good news — or bad news, depending who is looking at it — is that sex during pregnancy is extremely safe and desirous for most men and women. Sex on a regular basis is safe as long as the pregnancy is proceeding normally — but you might not always want to. Miscarriages, preterm labour and excessive bleeding from sex is rare but still very important conditions to be aware of.
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Approximately half of pregnancies occurring each year in the United States are unintended: They either occurred too soon or were not intended at any time. According to these paradigms, women are expected to map out their intentions regarding whether and when to conceive, and to formulate specific plans to follow through on their intentions. While there is no evidence that planning benefits all women, it has been widely promoted as a universal ideal. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends reproductive life planning for women and assigns to health care providers the role and responsibility of helping women to define and implement pregnancy plans. First, implicit in the planning ideal is the assumption that all women hold clear and unequivocal timing-based intentions.