Sex in Early Pregnancy and Other Questions

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QUESTION

Dear Midwife,
I am about 2 1/2 months pregnant. I was wondering if it is still okay to have sex while you are at this stage of pregnancy? I have another question, too. During labor and delivery, can you have an epidural and still deliver in a tub of water?

ANSWER

You can have sex till the day you deliver (unless you have complications - see your provider for that answer) -- your baby will love it! It's the best way for the baby to connect with its daddy.

No, you can't have an epidural and a water birth. An epidural is a procedure with risks for both you and your baby, and you will be continuously monitored after you have one. Water births are for normal deliveries without any complications.

-- Cynthia, CNM

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