However, this is because of your pounding heart, not because he knows what's happening or feels discomfort. You may also be advised to avoid sex during pregnancy if your partner has genital herpes.
Frequent sex (more than three times a week) can trigger bladder urinary tract infections (UTIs), particularly if they are something you're prone to. If you suspect you have a UTI, you should see your doctor or midwife as soon as possible to have your urine checked.
Washing before and after sex (remembering to wash from front to back), and emptying your bladder after sex will help to reduce the likelihood of infection.
It can be off-putting, but wait a few minutes and the tightening of your womb will ease, just as with Braxton Hicks contractions. A Cross-Sectional Study of Female Sexual Function and Dysfunction During Pregnancy. Sexual behavior and activity in Chinese pregnant women.
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