With all the hormone changes and fluctuations that occur during pregnancy, it's no surprise a pregnant woman may be more or less interested in sex than usual. And since pregnancy side effects, such as morning sickness, tender breasts and fatigue, are common in the first trimester, for some, sex may be off the table entirely during that time period.

The good news is that if and when you're feeling up to it, and your doctor gives the okay, sex during pregnancy is very safe. If you have any questions or concerns about what sexual activities to proceed with and when, your OB-GYN or midwife is the perfect person to consult.

Ask for advice

Midwives are health professionals who care for expecting parents throughout the pregnancy and assist them during labor, birth and even the first months of parenthood. Typically, they can provide suggestions about all things sex