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There are some things you can do before pregnancy that will make a difference to the future health of your child.
It may be better to lie on your sides, either facing each other or with your partner behind. You'll also be advised to avoid sex if: your waters have broken — it can increase the risk of infection ask your midwife or doctor if you're not sure whether your waters have broken there are any problems with the entrance to your womb cervix — you may be at a higher risk of going into early labour or having a miscarriage you're having twins, or have previously had early labours, and are in the later stages of pregnancy If you or your partner are having sex with other people during your pregnancy, it's important you use a barrier form of contraception, such as a condom, to protect you and your baby from sexually transmitted infections STIs.
Breastfeeding can also help mothers and babies get closer physically and emotionally. Please note that not all hospitals allow self-referral.