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Books about Pregnancy and Sex

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Updated February 02, 2011

Not so long ago the topic of sex was relegated to a paragraph or footnote in most books about pregnancy.  If it was discussed at all, the assumption was that sex during pregnancy meant intercourse, and so if intercourse was a problem (or if you're pregnant and you don't have an opposit sex partner) you're out of luck.  The books listed below offer a different take on sex and pregnancy.  With varying degrees of narrow and open-mindedness, each of these books at least offers more than a rebuke to anyone interested in continuing to have a sex life while being pregnant.

Sexy Mamas: Keeping Your Sex Life Alive While Raising Kids

Sexy Mamas Book
New World Library
The best response to the dozens of pregnancy books that only mention sex in passing, Sexy Mamas is a full-on sex guide with a pregnancy and parenting focus. From sex in the first trimester to raising sexually healthy kids, vetran sex authors Anne Semans and Cathy Winks offer supportive helpful advice, and plenty of quotes from women’s personal experiences.
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Hot Mamas

Hot Mamas
Gotham Books
Bestselling author Lou Paget turns her sexually curious attention to motherhood in this book that says you don’t have to give up intimacy or sex during pregnancy or as a parent. Offering advice on sexual positions through pregnancy, how to talk to your doctor or midwife about sex, and keeping the sexual fires burning during the trying times of pregnancy and new parenthood.
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Dr. Ruth's Pregnancy Guide for Couples

dr ruth pregnancy sex book
Routledge
Teaming up with an obstetrician/gynecologist Dr. Ruth offers expectant couples a combination of sound medical information and advice on intimacy and sex throughout pregnancy and after.
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Making Love During Pregnancy

Much of the information in this book is out of date (it was originally published in 1977) but it’s still worth reading for the variety of first person sex stories of men and women during pregnancy. This book is out of print, but used copies can be found on line.
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Your Orgasmic Pregnancy

your orgasmic pregnancy
Hunter House

A more recent title that offers couples (mostly heterosexual, with a few token nods to lesbian couples) ideas on ways, beyond intercourse, to maintain a sexual connection and enjoy sex during pregnancy.  Written by a sex educator and a fitness trainer who is also a "pregnancy coach", this book might over state it in the title, but it delivers plenty of creative ideas and supportive words that counter the standard medical advice about sex during pregnancy.

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Pregnant Sex: Masterclass

pregnant sex
Erotic Print Society

This title is from a series of sex instruction manuals published in the UK. 

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The Complete Book of Breastfeeding

Complete Book of Breastfeeding
Workman Publishing

As the title indicates, this isn't a book about sex during pregnancy, but it comes highly recommended by sex therapist and author Dr. Marty Klein, for it's stand out chapter on sexuality and breastfeeding, which covers information about pleasure and health related to sex after having a baby.

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