"Unique in sex-advice lit and highly recommended...Hardly erotic-minded, the average mama-to-be is assumed to be throwing up, not putting out. Yet authors Cavallucci, a pregnancy coach and fitness trainer as well as a new mama herself, and Fulbright, a sexuality educator (Argosy Univ.; Pleasuring: The Secrets of Sexual Satisfaction), assert that maintaining an erotic connection during pregnancy offers real benefits for self, mate, and child. Their lively and sassy manualan OB-GYN contributed comments and vetted the medical materialdiscusses each trimester separately: what to expect physically, positions and techniques, non-penetration options, tuning in with one’s partner, and coping with fatigue and competing priorities. Throughout, safety concerns turn up repeatedly and appropriately, e.g., preggie sex no-nos, when to be concerned, and when to check with your doctor. All advice is grounded in quotes and information from other pregnant women and their partners as well as from the psychomedical literature." Martha Cornog, Library Journal
"This book was a relief to read after thumbing through so many pregnancy books that quickly skirt over a topic that is central to life during pregnancy. It keeps a lightbut not condescendingtone while exploring each trimester, the post-partum days, and the big topics that transcend whatever week of your pregnancy you find yourself in. There's plenty of appropriately explicit "how-tos" along with diagrams that, alas, were left out of the early reviewer edition.
The book is targeted to the pregnant woman, of course, but partners will find it works for them too, especially the sidebars helpfully titled, "For Partners."
The book is a bit hetero-normed, but tries to stay as "sexuality neutral" as possible. There are also plenty of examples of lesbian sex during pregnancy that make this book plenty adequate no matter your partner's parts. Zhejw, LibraryThing Early Reviewer
A fantastic book for the recently pregnant, Fulbright and Cavalucci's book guides women (and their partners) through some of the physical and psychological barriers to intimacy during pregnancy. They offer suggestions and guidance and list situations where a doctor's guidance might be recommended." - Jshorr, LibraryThing Early Reviewer