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20 Jul 2006

Sex during pregnancy
Hi there i am about 23 weeks pregnant now and i have a lack for wanting to have sex i am also afraid that when my husband and i are having sex and he is on top of me he might hurt the baby, he is quite heavy and when we are having sex he tends to leave me breathless where i cannot breath very well, is this safe or is he harming our baby???
Another question that i am having is that i am very emotional and tend to cry alot and i am very irritable with alot of people especially my family members (Mother, Sister, Nephews & Brother in law) how can i deal with this and is it effecting my baby?
And my last Question, do i have the right of maternity leave, i am working for a company called skytoys for the last 5 years and my boss has not registered me for UIF and i am not too sure of my rights and how long i am allowed to take maternity leave please do inform me of my rights or can you give me a contact number or email address of someone i can contact in regard to this matter.

Thanking You
Concerned New Mum
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GynaeDoc
gynaedoc

01 Jan 0001

It is common to lack libido during pregnancy. Your husband will not harm the baby, but if you feel uncomfortable, try a different position or use non-penetrative sex.
Being emotional is part of pregnancy. Explain this to your family and ask for their understanding.
I hope that Lou and Cat have helped with the Maternity leave issue.

Best wishes
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