Greetings, wonderful readers! Today, let’s delve into a fascinating subject: Sex during Pregnancy. I understand some of you may be curious about the safety of engaging in sexual activities while expecting. Well, fear not, as we’re about to address that question.
Engaging in sexual activities during pregnancy is generally safe unless otherwise advised by your doctor or midwife.
Rest assured, having sex will not harm your baby. The penetration of a penis or penetrative sex toy is limited to the vagina, and the baby remains blissfully unaware of the proceedings.
Nevertheless, it’s normal for your libido to change during pregnancy. There’s no need to fret about it, but discussing these shifts with your partner is beneficial.
Pregnancy may bring varying degrees of enjoyment or disinterest in sexual activities. If you find yourself less inclined, there are alternative ways to express love and intimacy. The key is open communication with your partner.
In the absence of complications, normal pregnancy, sex, and orgasms do not heighten the risk of premature labor or miscarriage.
In later stages of pregnancy, orgasms or sex itself may trigger mild contractions, known as Braxton Hicks contractions. While they may be uncomfortable, these contractions are a natural part of the process, and there’s usually no cause for concern. Consider relaxation techniques if discomfort arises or lie down until the contractions subside.
Instances when it’s advisable to avoid sex during pregnancy include:
– Experiencing heavy bleeding in the current pregnancy.
– If your waters have broken, as it may increase the risk of infection.
– Issues with the entrance to the womb (cervix), which could elevate the risk of premature labor or miscarriage.
– In the later stages of pregnancy, especially if you’re carrying twins or have a history of early labour.
For those engaging in sexual activities with multiple partners during pregnancy, it’s crucial to use barrier contraception, such as condoms, to safeguard against sexually transmitted infections (STIs) that could pose risks to both you and your baby.
While sex remains safe for most couples during pregnancy, it might require some adjustments. Exploring different positions can be an exciting opportunity for experimentation and bonding.
As the pregnancy progresses, traditional positions like having your partner on top may become uncomfortable, not only due to the growing bump but also because of tender breasts. Side-lying positions, facing each other or with your partner behind, and variations like being on top or penetrated from behind while on hands and knees, may offer more comfort. Don’t hesitate to use pillows to enhance your comfort.
That concludes today’s discussion. Join us next time for another engaging episode. Until then, stay healthy!