As your body prepares for the baby’s passage through the birth canal, your vagina and pelvis become swollen with blood and fluid. This cushions the baby’s passage through the birth canal and helps protect you as well. However, genital and cervical swelling can make these areas more sensitive and some women experience pain with sex. Other women find intercourse more enjoyable, and your partner or husband may as well. In that case enjoy the pleasure and intimacy of sex. If however, intercourse becomes painful, explore additional ways to satisfy each other, not only for your own physical pleasure, but for the intimacy and emotional support sex provides. This will be a source of comfort for you and your baby during the nine months of pregnancy.