There is normally nothing to prevent a pregnant woman from continuing to enjoy a
normal sex life with her partner.
A problem may arise if there is vaginal spotting or bleeding in pregnancy. This may
very well be the result of an innocent cervical condition. However, since penetrative
sexual intercourse could provoke further bleeding, the standard advice for a woman
with this problem is to avoid penetrative sex.
Those women who have confirmed placenta praevia (where the placenta is too close
or covering the cervix) are firmly advised to stay off penetrative sex, as this could
provoke heavy and very frightening bleeding.
All the above-mentioned problems are normally confined to the latter half of pregnancy.
Work and pregnancy
At what stage should a working pregnant woman plan to give up work?
There is no way anybody can give a standard answer on this. Every individual's circumstances
are different and it is those factors that influence a decision on how long to continue
working while pregnant.
Factors such as the type of job, the woman's general health, pregnancy type (singleton
or twins), and the presence or absence of potential problems (such as placenta praevia
or high blood pressure) will have an influence on this decision.
For a woman who is doing an office job with low physical stress, it would be all
right for her to continue working as long as possible, if that is what she wants.
It certainly won't have any adverse effect on the pregnancy.
The advice, therefore, is for every woman with a normal pregnancy to listen to her