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* Averted in episode 5 of ''Anime/FullmetalAlchemist'', where Maes Hughes brags about his wife becoming a "hotter than a love goddess" thanks to her pregnancy.
--> "It's like this ''angel'' flew down from Heaven and kissed her on the-" ''(Interrupted)''
* Happens in ''Manga/SpottedFlower'', in which the otaku husband is unable to be sexually aroused by his pregnant wife.

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* Averted in episode 5 of ''Anime/FullmetalAlchemist'', where Maes Hughes brags about his wife becoming a "hotter than a love goddess" thanks to her pregnancy.
--> "It's like this ''angel'' flew down from Heaven and kissed her on the-" ''(Interrupted)''
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In ''Manga/SpottedFlower'', in which the otaku husband is unable to be sexually aroused by his pregnant wife.



* Averted in the HistoricalFiction graphic novel ''The Borgias'' by Creator/AlejandroJodorowsky and Creator/MiloManara. One nobleman's unfaithful wife is heavily pregnant while enjoying a passionate encounter with her lover. [[ImperiledInPregnancy It does not end well for them.]]



* Averted in ''[[http://archiveofourown.org/works/8793565/chapters/20159878 How the Light Gets In]]'', where it's made clear Laurel and Dean continued to have sex when she was pregnant. In fact, once she was overdue Laurel would initiate sex in the hope it would trigger labor.



* In the film ''Film/NineMonths'', the mother refuses to have sex due to this.

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* In the film ''Film/NineMonths'', the mother refuses to have sex due to this.because she's pregnant.



* Averted in ''Film/{{Munich}}''; after having sex with his visibly pregnant wife, the main character asks her "How long into the pregnancy should we stop having sex?" Between heavy breaths, she responds: "labor."
* Discussed in ''Film/{{Dogma}}'', where Jay is aware that a pregnant woman can have sex "until the third trimester."

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* Averted Discussed in ''Film/{{Munich}}''; after having sex with his visibly pregnant wife, the main character asks her "How long into the pregnancy should we stop having sex?" Between heavy breaths, she responds: "labor."
* Discussed in ''Film/{{Dogma}}'', where Jay is aware that a pregnant woman can have sex "until the third trimester."trimester".



* Averted in ''Film/{{Junior}}'' of all places!
* A throwaway gag in the 1984 raunchy comedy ''Film/NightPatrol'': A heavily pregnant prostitute is shown walking along the street, announcing a "Two-for-One Special."
* Averted in the 2015 film ''Film/HowToPlanAnOrgyInASmallTown'': The participants in the awkward "orgy" include the overdue Anna and her husband Otis, who came to the party for the express purpose of using sexual stimulation to induce labor, explaining that they need outside "assistance" because Otis is exhausted from all their previous attempts. While Anna is having sex on top of Adam, Adam gets slightly [[{{Squick}} squicked]] out when he feels the baby kick. Suddenly, Anna's water breaks, but she's [[{{AllWomenAreLustful}} enjoying herself too much to stop]], insisting that she still has hours before the actual birth (averting InstantBirthJustAddWater). The other guests have to physically lift her off of Adam and take Anna to the hospital.



* Averted in Vilhelm Moberg's ''Literature/TheEmigrants'' suite. Kristina laments the fact that while she's pregnant with her fifth child she and Karl Oskar will be journeying to America, never alone and thus not able to have sex. Which disappoints Kristina since the only time she can fully relax during sex is when she's already pregnant and thus doesn't have to worry about ''getting'' pregnant.



* Averted in Literature/TalesOfKolmar.
* {{Averted}} in ''Literature/TheGrapesOfWrath,'' with the heavily pregnant Rose of Sharon and her husband Connie having sex as they make it to California (and as [[spoiler:[[ComingAndGoing Grandma Joad is dying]]]]).
* Averted in Creator/StephenBaxter's ''Literature/{{Evolution}}'', one of the chapters deals with a pregnant 17 year old girl from a tribe of hunter-gatherers who offers herself sexually to a city-dwelling DirtyOldMan with a fetish for pregnant women, in exchange for taking her with him to the city, since if she stays with her tribe her baby would be killed because there's not enough food left.
* Averted in the epilogue of ''Literature/FiftyShadesFreed'', in which Christian not only has sex with a pregnant Ana but ''flogs her belly''. (Unlike sex during pregnancy, this is a '''''really''''' bad idea.)
* ''Literature/{{Trainspotting}}'' has a scene which both averts this and has the sort of imagery that shows why this trope is {{Squick}} to some people; Mark is having sex with his dead brother's pregnant girlfriend and his narration says he gets a mental image of [[spoiler: [[{{Squick}} him being so far up inside her that the foetus is simultaneously giving him a blowjob]]]]. He says the image "torments" him, but he keeps going anyway. Given that he knows he is shagging her (in a toilet at said dead brother's funeral!) to get back at his hated brother anyway, the image just serves to highlight his self-aware degradation.

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* Averted in Literature/TalesOfKolmar.
* {{Averted}} in ''Literature/TheGrapesOfWrath,'' with the heavily pregnant Rose of Sharon and her husband Connie having sex as they make it to California (and as [[spoiler:[[ComingAndGoing Grandma Joad is dying]]]]).
* Averted in Creator/StephenBaxter's ''Literature/{{Evolution}}'', one of the chapters deals with a pregnant 17 year old girl from a tribe of hunter-gatherers who offers herself sexually to a city-dwelling DirtyOldMan with a fetish for pregnant women, in exchange for taking her with him to the city, since if she stays with her tribe her baby would be killed because there's not enough food left.
* Averted in the epilogue of ''Literature/FiftyShadesFreed'', in which Christian not only has sex with a pregnant Ana but ''flogs her belly''. (Unlike sex during pregnancy, this is a '''''really''''' bad idea.)
* ''Literature/{{Trainspotting}}'' has a scene which both averts this and that has the sort of imagery that shows why this trope is {{Squick}} to some people; Mark is having sex with his dead brother's pregnant girlfriend and his narration says he gets a mental image of [[spoiler: [[{{Squick}} him being so far up inside her that the foetus is simultaneously giving him a blowjob]]]].blowjob]]. He says the image "torments" him, but he keeps going anyway. Given that he knows he is shagging her (in a toilet at said dead brother's funeral!) to get back at his hated brother anyway, the image just serves to highlight his self-aware degradation.



* Averted in the bodice-ripper ''Taken By You'', when Morgan is reluctant to make love to the pregnant Luca, fearful of hurting her or the baby, but she assures him she'll be okay.

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* Averted Subverted in the bodice-ripper ''Taken By You'', when Morgan is reluctant to make love to the pregnant Luca, fearful of hurting her or the baby, but she assures him she'll be okay.



* In season 4 of ''Series/TheLeague'' Kevin refuses to have sex with Jenny. Her frustration later leads to her being caught on ''{{A Date with Rosie Palms}}''
* In ''Series/MadMen'', this trope is averted [[spoiler:during one of Don's flashback scenes when his pregnant stepmother has sex with the owner of a brothel]]
* In ''Series/{{Misfits}}'' Nathan has sex with Marnie days before she gives birth- and minutes after meeting her.

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* In season 4 of ''Series/TheLeague'' ''Series/TheLeague'', Kevin refuses to have sex with pregnant Jenny. Her frustration later leads to her being caught on ''{{A Date with Rosie Palms}}''
* In ''Series/MadMen'', this trope is averted [[spoiler:during one of Don's flashback scenes when his pregnant stepmother has sex with the owner of a brothel]]
Palms}}''.
* In ''Series/{{Misfits}}'' Nathan has sex with Marnie days before she gives birth- birth - and minutes after meeting her.



* Averted in ''Series/TheDrewCareyShow'', but not until after Drew has an ImagineSpot of the baby with a small round dent in its forehead blaming it on him.
* Attempted aversion AND play straight in ''Series/{{Rome}}'', when Pullo wants to have sex with the pregnant Eirene, but she refuses on the grounds it's "bad for the baby."
* Miranda of ''Series/SexAndTheCity'' muses "What if he's huge?" and fears that her partner might dent her baby or something. Carrie asks her how she thinks babies get dimples.
** She gets over it. Later on, when she's horny from all the pregnancy-hormones and her at that point quite visible pregnancy is cramping her [[ReallyGetsAround gettin'-around]] skills, she muses that that must be why you're supposed to have children within wedlock - so that "there's one guy around who's ''obligated'' to have sex with you."
* On ''Series/MadAboutYou'', Paul was initially reluctant to have sex with a pregnant Jamie, fearing he could hurt her or the baby, but their sex life resumed once he was assured by her and her doctor that this was not so. There was even a scene shortly before she went into labor,in fact, initiated by Paul in an attempt to induce labor (she was overdue).
* Averted on several [[SoapOpera soap operas]]. Especially noteworthy is that there was no drawn-out discussion about safety or comfort, etc. beforehand.
** Played straight during a ''Series/DaysOfOurLives'' storyline in which Kristen finds her efforts to get pregnant again following a miscarriage hampered when her doctor tells her fiance John that her condition is precarious and that they ''shouldn't'' have sex. (John is unaware that she's lost the baby and Kristen fears he will leave her if he knows).
** ''Series/OneLifeToLive'''s Alex also comes up with medical excuses as to why she and hubby Carlo can't have sex to keep him from discovering her PillowPregnancy.

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* Averted in ''Series/TheDrewCareyShow'', but not until ''Series/TheDrewCareyShow'': Drew doesn't want to have sex with a pregnant woman after Drew he has an ImagineSpot of the baby with a small round dent in its forehead blaming it on him.
* Attempted aversion AND play straight in ''Series/{{Rome}}'', when ''Series/{{Rome}}'': Pullo wants to have sex with the pregnant Eirene, but she refuses on the grounds it's "bad for the baby."
baby".
* Miranda of ''Series/SexAndTheCity'' muses "What if he's huge?" and fears that her partner might dent her baby or something. Carrie asks her how she thinks babies get dimples.
**
dimples. She gets over it. Later on, when she's horny from all the pregnancy-hormones and her at that point quite visible pregnancy is cramping her [[ReallyGetsAround gettin'-around]] skills, she muses that that must be why you're supposed to have children within wedlock - so that "there's one guy around who's ''obligated'' to have sex with you."
* On ''Series/MadAboutYou'', Paul was initially reluctant to have sex with a pregnant Jamie, fearing he could hurt her or the baby, but their sex life resumed once he was assured by her and her doctor that this was not so. There was even a scene shortly before she went into labor,in fact, labor, initiated by Paul in an attempt to induce labor (she was overdue).
* Averted on several [[SoapOpera soap operas]]. Especially noteworthy is that there was no drawn-out discussion about safety or comfort, etc. beforehand.
** Played straight during a
''Series/DaysOfOurLives'' has a storyline in which Kristen finds her efforts to get pregnant again following a miscarriage hampered when her doctor tells her fiance John that her condition is precarious and that they ''shouldn't'' have sex. (John is unaware that she's lost the baby and Kristen fears he will leave her if he knows).
** * ''Series/OneLifeToLive'''s Alex also comes up with medical excuses as to why she and hubby Carlo can't have sex to keep him from discovering her PillowPregnancy.



* Averted in ''Series/TheSecretLifeOfTheAmericanTeenager'' with [[spoiler: Ben and Adrian]] who frequently have sex. Their friends initially ask them if they find it weird, but the couple is adamant that it's not.

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* Averted Discussed in ''Series/TheSecretLifeOfTheAmericanTeenager'' with [[spoiler: Ben and Adrian]] who frequently have sex. Their friends initially ask them if they find it weird, but the couple is adamant that it's not.



* A more serious example occurs in ''Series/{{House}}'', where a young pregnant woman is discovered to have two independent uteri, both of which have fetuses in them. The only problem? One of the fetuses is several weeks younger than the other. The woman's boyfriend is upset, as they temporarily split up for a few weeks after she told him she was pregnant, and she ended up having sex with another guy, figuring she couldn't get pregnant again. Eventually, the boyfriend comes around and agrees to raise both children as his own.
* Averted on ''Series/{{Reba}}'', Van and Cheyenne frequently had sex in the early months of pregnancy. Played straight later when Van was reluctant to have sex to induce labor, although that was mostly because Cheyenne developed a really bitchy attitude toward the end.

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* A more serious example occurs in In an episode of ''Series/{{House}}'', where a young pregnant woman is discovered to have two independent uteri, both of which have fetuses in them. The only problem? One of the fetuses is several weeks younger than the other. The woman's boyfriend is upset, as they temporarily split up for a few weeks after she told him she was pregnant, and she ended up having sex with another guy, figuring she couldn't get pregnant again. Eventually, the boyfriend comes around and agrees to raise both children as his own.
* Averted on On ''Series/{{Reba}}'', Van and Cheyenne frequently had sex in the early months of pregnancy. Played pregnancy, but the trope is played straight later when Van was reluctant to have sex to induce labor, although that was mostly because Cheyenne developed a really bitchy attitude toward the end.



* Averted in ''Series/TheLWord'', where Helena and Bette are perfectly OK with boinking Tina. Of course, viewers are more likely to give this one a pass due to the [[GirlOnGirlIsHot lesbian angle]].



* Averted twice in ''Series/OrphanBlack''. [[spoiler:Mark and Gracie]] consummate their marriage while she's already pregnant (with an artificially implanted embryo that neither of them are parents of). Then [[spoiler:Helena]] makes sure to inform [[spoiler:Jesse]] that she's already pregnant as she begins to have sex with him for the first time, although she's called away before anything much happens. She says that she is sexually active in a season four episode, however, so presumably they consummated their relationship at some point.



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* Averted in the album ''The Hazards of Love'' by Music/TheDecemberists. Note the lyrics of "Won't Want for Love (Margaret in the Taiga)", in which the pregnant Margaret is going to meet her lover.
-->And all this stirring inside my belly
-->Won't quell my want for love
-->And I may swoon from all this swelling
-->But I won't want for love
* Also averted in the music video ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kKDyelKWgT0 Bun In The Oven]]'', created in 2010 for the LA Comedy Shorts Film Festival. The whole song is about a pregnant woman, backed up by several more pregnant women, singing how she sees no reason to stop having sex because she's heavily pregnant and, if anything, she's even sexier now that she is pregnant.
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* Averted in the album ''The Hazards of Love'' by Music/TheDecemberists. Note the lyrics of "Won't Want for Love (Margaret in the Taiga)", in which the pregnant Margaret is going to meet her lover.
-->And all this stirring inside my belly
-->Won't quell my want for love
-->And I may swoon from all this swelling
-->But I won't want for love
* Also averted in the music video ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kKDyelKWgT0 Bun In The Oven]]'', created in 2010 for the LA Comedy Shorts Film Festival. The whole song is about a pregnant woman, backed up by several more pregnant women, singing how she sees no reason to stop having sex because she's heavily pregnant and, if anything, she's even sexier now that she is pregnant.
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* A very BlackComedy aversion of this in the musical ''The Threepenny Opera''. As discussed in the song "The Pimp's Ballad", Macheath and his ex-lover Jenny had sex while she was pregnant for the deliberate purpose of causing a miscarriage.

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* A very BlackComedy aversion of this Anna, in the musical ''The Threepenny Opera''. As discussed in the song "The Pimp's Ballad", Macheath and his ex-lover Jenny had sex ''Webcomic/{{Jack|DavidHopkins}}'', was rather grossed pit by [[http://www.pholph.com/strip.php?id=5&sid=943 Wednesday's suggesting sex]] while she was pregnant, in the arc "[[http://www.pholph.com/whole_arc_viewer.php?id=5&sid=920 Wednesday's Child]]".
* In ''Webcomic/TheLeastICouldDo'', Rayne asks a
pregnant for coworker about this when she alludes to still having an active sex life. He worries that an unusually large member could damage the deliberate purpose of causing child. Cue imagine spot with a miscarriage.doctor holding a baby with a large dent on its head.



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* Averted by ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' (of all franchises) - part of the reason that the [[SpaceElves Eldar]] have such low birth rates is that the father has to make multiple genetic donations over the pregnancy for the offspring to be viable. Unfortunately for them, there is a [[UltimateEvil Chaos God]] after them attempting to enforce DeathBySex.

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* Averted by ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' (of all franchises) - part of Played straight during Hank Hill's guide to fatherhood as seen as an extra on the reason Season 2 ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'' [=DVDs=]. One question asks Hank if he can have sex with his wife while she's pregnant. Hank questions why the guy would want to "run around the bases again when he's already hit a home run".
* In ''WesternAnimation/BoJackHorseman'', [=BoJack=] has a drug-induced fantasy where he ran away with Charlotte to Maine instead of becoming mired in Los Angeles. When he discovers
that the [[SpaceElves Eldar]] have such low birth rates he's going to be a father, one of his first questions is to ask how it will affect their sex life, suggesting that the father has to make multiple genetic donations over the pregnancy they should probably stick with "hand and mouth stuff" for the offspring next nine months, just to be viable. Unfortunately for them, there is a [[UltimateEvil Chaos God]] after them attempting to enforce DeathBySex.on the safe side.



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* Averted in the hentai VisualNovel ''Maman Kyoushitsu'', where the whole plot of it is the male protagonist's sexual attraction to pregnant women, and thusly most of the sex scenes involve women in various states of pregnancy. In fact, the earliest sex scene it's possible to get (at the first maternity class, no less) is with one of the pregnant women [[spoiler: Saera]], whilst the player's UnluckyChildhoodFriend, one of the two love interests not pregnant by default, takes one of the longest times to get sex with.

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* Averted There actually ''are'' a handful of conditions in the hentai VisualNovel ''Maman Kyoushitsu'', where the whole plot of it is the male protagonist's sexual attraction to which a physician would advise a pregnant women, woman to abstain from sex. Placenta previa, for example (a condition in which the placenta implants over the cervical opening and thusly most can cause massive, possibly fatal bleeding), anything that puts her at risk of miscarriage, etc. There are also positions she should avoid--missionary will compromise blood flow to the sex scenes involve women in various states of pregnancy. In fact, placenta, and therefore, the earliest sex scene it's possible to get (at the first maternity class, no less) is with one of the pregnant women [[spoiler: Saera]], whilst the player's UnluckyChildhoodFriend, one of the two love interests not pregnant by default, takes one of the longest times to get sex with.baby.



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* Anna, in ''Webcomic/{{Jack|DavidHopkins}}'', was rather {{squick}}ed by [[http://www.pholph.com/strip.php?id=5&sid=943 Wednesday's suggesting sex]] while she was pregnant, in the arc "[[http://www.pholph.com/whole_arc_viewer.php?id=5&sid=920 Wednesday's Child]]".
* Completely inverted in ''WebComic/SabrinaOnline'', where pregnancy made Amy even randier.
* In ''Webcomic/TheLeastICouldDo'', Rayne asks a pregnant coworker about this when she alludes to still having an active sex life. He worries that an unusually large member could damage the child. Cue imagine spot with a doctor holding a baby with a large dent on its head.
* Averted in ''WebComic/TwoKinds'', once Flora A: finds out she's pregnant, and B: is able to tell Trace about it. Even being visibly pregnant doesn't stop them having sex, and Trace is shown petting her belly when they relax afterwards.
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* Played straight during Hank Hill's guide to fatherhood as seen as an extra on the Season 2 ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'' [=DVDs=]. One question asks Hank if he can have sex with his wife while she's pregnant. Hank questions why the guy would want to "run around the bases again when he's already hit a home run".
* In ''WesternAnimation/BoJackHorseman'', [=BoJack=] has a drug-induced fantasy where he ran away with Charlotte to Maine instead of becoming mired in Los Angeles. When he discovers that he's going to be a father, one of his first questions is to ask how it will affect their sex life, suggesting that they should probably stick with "hand and mouth stuff" for the next nine months, just to be on the safe side.
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* There actually ''are'' a handful of conditions in which a physician would advise a pregnant woman to abstain from sex. Placenta previa, for example (a condition in which the placenta implants over the cervical opening and can cause massive, possibly fatal bleeding), anything that puts her at risk of miscarriage, etc. There are also positions she should avoid--missionary will compromise blood flow to the placenta, and therefore, the baby.
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--> '''Alan''' : "[[UnusualEuphemism When the bar is open for 9 months, you drink 'til you puke! Then you pick yourself up, wipe off the puke and drink some more.]]"

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--> '''Alan''' : "[[UnusualEuphemism When the bar is bar's only open for 9 months, nine months a decade, you drink 'til till you puke! Then And then you pick yourself up, wipe off the puke and drink some more.]]"keep drinking!]]"


* Averted in the epilogue of ''Literature/FiftyShadesFreed'', in which Christian not only has sex with a pregnant Ana but ''flogs her belly''.

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* Averted in the epilogue of ''Literature/FiftyShadesFreed'', in which Christian not only has sex with a pregnant Ana but ''flogs her belly''. (Unlike sex during pregnancy, this is a '''''really''''' bad idea.)

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* Inverted in many ''Manga/FairyTail'' fanfics, particularly when the baby's father is a Dragon Slayer of any element (regardless of who is paired with whom in any given work). Fanon explains that the baby needs its father's magic to develop in-utero in a healthy manner, as well as its mother's.


* In a ''Series/HomicideHunter'' episode featuring the kidnapping of a baby, Kenda is interrogating the husband of the woman responsible (she was trying to pull TheBabyTrap on him). The man claims to have been completely oblivious to his wife's FakePregnancy [=/=]PillowPregnancy, claiming that his wife claimed that sex was too uncomfortable/painful/dangerous.

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* In a ''Series/HomicideHunter'' episode featuring the kidnapping of a baby, Kenda is interrogating the husband of the woman responsible (she was trying to pull TheBabyTrap on him). The man claims to have been completely oblivious to his wife's FakePregnancy [=/=]PillowPregnancy, claiming that his wife claimed that sex was too uncomfortable/painful/dangerous. [[note]] Fair enough, but the fact that she wouldn't even let him touch her or see her naked never made him wonder? [[/note]]



* There actually are a handful of conditions in which a physician ''would'' advise a pregnant woman to abstain from sex--placenta previa (a condition in which the placenta implants over the cervical opening and can cause massive, possibly fatal bleeding), anything that puts her at risk of miscarriage, etc.

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* There actually are ''are'' a handful of conditions in which a physician ''would'' would advise a pregnant woman to abstain from sex--placenta previa sex. Placenta previa, for example (a condition in which the placenta implants over the cervical opening and can cause massive, possibly fatal bleeding), anything that puts her at risk of miscarriage, etc.etc. There are also positions she should avoid--missionary will compromise blood flow to the placenta, and therefore, the baby.

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** ''Series/OneLifeToLive'''s Alex also comes up with medical excuses as to why she and hubby Carlo can't have sex to keep him from discovering her PillowPregnancy.


* In a ''Series/HomicideHunter'' episode featuring the kidnapping of a baby, Kenda is interrogating the husband of the woman responsible (she was trying to pull TheBabyTrap on him). The man claims to have been completely oblivious to his wife's FakePregnancy [=/=] PillowPregancy, claiming that his wife claimed that sex was too uncomfortable/painful/dangerous.

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* In a ''Series/HomicideHunter'' episode featuring the kidnapping of a baby, Kenda is interrogating the husband of the woman responsible (she was trying to pull TheBabyTrap on him). The man claims to have been completely oblivious to his wife's FakePregnancy [=/=] PillowPregancy, [=/=]PillowPregnancy, claiming that his wife claimed that sex was too uncomfortable/painful/dangerous.



* There actually are a handful of conditions in which a physician would advise a pregnant woman to abstain from sex--placenta previa (a condition in which the placenta implants over the cervical opening and can cause massive, possibly fatal bleeding), anything that puts her at risk of miscarriage, etc.

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* There actually are a handful of conditions in which a physician would ''would'' advise a pregnant woman to abstain from sex--placenta previa (a condition in which the placenta implants over the cervical opening and can cause massive, possibly fatal bleeding), anything that puts her at risk of miscarriage, etc.


* There actually are a handful of conditions in which a physician would advise a pregnant woman to abstain from sex--placenta previa (a condition in which the placenta implants over the cervical opening and can cause massive, possibly fatal bleedy), anything that puts her at risk of miscarriage, etc.

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* There actually are a handful of conditions in which a physician would advise a pregnant woman to abstain from sex--placenta previa (a condition in which the placenta implants over the cervical opening and can cause massive, possibly fatal bleedy), bleeding), anything that puts her at risk of miscarriage, etc.



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* There actually are a handful of conditions in which a physician would advise a pregnant woman to abstain from sex--placenta previa (a condition in which the placenta implants over the cervical opening and can cause massive, possibly fatal bleedy), anything that puts her at risk of miscarriage, etc.
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* Averted in the bodice-ripper ''Taken By You'', when Morgan is reluctant to make love to the pregnant Luca, fearful of hurting her or the baby, but she assures him she'll be okay.
* Cited in ''Literature/SeedsOfYesterday'' when Cathy tries to discourage Bart and Melodie's affair (Melodie is married to Bart's brother Jory) by telling her that sex isn't safe during pregnancy.



* Averted on several soap operas. Especially noteworthy is that there was no drawn-out discussion about safety or comfort, etc. beforehand.

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* Averted on several [[SoapOpera soap operas.operas]]. Especially noteworthy is that there was no drawn-out discussion about safety or comfort, etc. beforehand.beforehand.
** Played straight during a ''Series/DaysOfOurLives'' storyline in which Kristen finds her efforts to get pregnant again following a miscarriage hampered when her doctor tells her fiance John that her condition is precarious and that they ''shouldn't'' have sex. (John is unaware that she's lost the baby and Kristen fears he will leave her if he knows).


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* In a ''Series/HomicideHunter'' episode featuring the kidnapping of a baby, Kenda is interrogating the husband of the woman responsible (she was trying to pull TheBabyTrap on him). The man claims to have been completely oblivious to his wife's FakePregnancy [=/=] PillowPregancy, claiming that his wife claimed that sex was too uncomfortable/painful/dangerous.


** Christian and Gina also try having sex at one point, with great difficulty due to the large, hard baby belly between them. It's a rare [[CrowningMomentOfFunny light scene]] in their ridiculously melodramatic relationship.

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** Christian and Gina also try having sex at one point, with great difficulty due to the large, hard baby belly between them. It's a rare [[CrowningMomentOfFunny [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments light scene]] in their ridiculously melodramatic relationship.


* ''Fanfic/ChildOfTheStorm'' averts this both by implication, with [[spoiler: Pepper]] telling [[spoiler: Tony]] she's pregnant, then intending on announcing it to the rest of the Avengers before they get around to celebration sex, and by [[spoiler: Tony]] stating after coming back from his assumed death, he and the heavily pregnant (7 months along at least) [[spoiler: Pepper]] are going to have a ''lot'' of GladToBeAliveSex. Pepper seems to be more than amenable to this.

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* ''Fanfic/ChildOfTheStorm'' averts this both by implication, with [[spoiler: Pepper]] telling [[spoiler: Tony]] she's pregnant, then intending on announcing it to the rest of the Avengers before they get around to celebration sex, and by [[spoiler: Tony]] stating after coming back from his assumed death, he and the heavily pregnant (7 months along at least) [[spoiler: Pepper]] are going to have a ''lot'' of GladToBeAliveSex. Pepper [[spoiler: Pepper]] seems to be more than amenable to this.


* ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'' features Drs Cox and Kelso telling Turk that pregnancy sex is "a freakshow", because the fetus has hands and ''will try to grab any invaders''. Justified in that they're just trying to freak him out.

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* ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'' features Drs Cox and Kelso telling Turk that pregnancy sex is "a freakshow", because the fetus has hands and ''will try to grab any invaders''. Justified in that they're just trying to freak him out. Carla is shown complaining that Turk refuses to touch her, even though the pregnancy is making her horny. Turk replies that, even though it disgusts him, he's going to force himself to go through with it for her.


Historical characters may have a different viewpoint. Before roughly the late 18th century not much was known about fetal development; in early modern England, for instance, it was commonly believed that women didn't menstruate during pregnancy because the fetus grew by feeding on her menstrual fluid. Sex during pregnancy was thought to harm the baby by contaminating the fluid with semen, but in addition was also thought to harm the ''man'' by exposing him to the ‘unclean’ fluid. A character in Elizabethan England will likely care more about protecting himself than ‘bumping the baby’.

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Historical characters may have a different viewpoint. Before roughly the late 18th century not much was known about fetal development; in early modern England, for instance, it was commonly believed that women didn't menstruate during pregnancy because the fetus grew by feeding on her menstrual fluid. Sex during pregnancy was thought to harm the baby by contaminating the fluid with semen, but in addition was also thought to harm the ''man'' by exposing him to the ‘unclean’ fluid. A character in Elizabethan England will likely care more about protecting himself than ‘bumping the baby’.
baby’. In other cultures, it is believed that a pregnant woman must have regular sex in order to build the baby's bones and muscles. In at least one culture, it's required that she have sex with multiple partners (not usually at the same time), and each of those partners is equally seen as the child's father.

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* Averted in ''[[http://archiveofourown.org/works/8793565/chapters/20159878 How the Light Gets In]]'', where it's made clear Laurel and Dean continued to have sex when she was pregnant. In fact, once she was overdue Laurel would initiate sex in the hope it would trigger labor.

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