The bones in your baby's skull overlap and will compress into a bullet-like shape so he can fit through the birth canal. It's typical to be short of breath as your growing uterus puts pressure on your diaphragm and pushes up against your lungs. Don't worry if you're feeling forgetful. You've got a lot on your mind. Stress and fatigue can interfere with your ability to concentrate. The bones in your baby's skull aren't fused together, which allows them to move and slightly overlap, making it easier for her to fit through the birth canal.
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But after clearing that up, you might be wondering how to make the whole thing work. As your tiny baby bump blossoms into a full-fledged belly, not every position might be comfortable — or satisfying — for you and your partner. Even though having sex while pregnant might seem like unfamiliar territory, there are still plenty of pregnancy sex positions that will feel good. And you can use them up until the very end.
Vaginal bleeding occurs in 15 percent to 25 percent of pregnancies, usually in the first trimester, but blood flow can appear on and off throughout your term. As scary as it looks, bleeding in expectant moms can be normal. One study found that half of women with bleeding profuse enough to send them to the emergency room went on to have healthy pregnancies. Light to medium bleeding after sex is usually due to a normal increase in the vascularity of the cervix during pregnancy.
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