Sex during pregnancy: is it advised?
1) Is it advisable to have sex during pregnancy?
Most women who have a normal pregnancy can continue to have sex until the water is lost. There are, however, certain circumstances in which you may need to change your activity or abstain from sex for part or all of your pregnancy. Your midwife or doctor will inform you if you have any complications that prevent you from having sex. If you are uncertain, ask your doctor.
2) Is sex during pregnancy dangerous for the baby?
No, a baby does not suffer when a pregnant woman and her partner make love. The amniotic bag and the solid muscles of the uterus protect the baby, and the thick mucus plug that seals the cervix helps prevent infection. During sex, the penis does not extend beyond the vagina.
3) Can I have labour pains triggered by sexual intercourse?
No, not if you have a normal pregnancy and low risk. Sexual stimulation or orgasm can not start labour or cause miscarriage. Although orgasm can cause mild uterine contractions, contractions are usually temporary and harmless.
4) Will the sex be different now that I’m pregnant ?
Many women report that sex is different during pregnancy. Some find it more pleasant, at least sometimes; while others generally find it less pleasant at some point or throughout the pregnancy. You may have more vaginal discharge or moisture, which could also be an asset. And, as mentioned above, you may also experience mild cramps or abdominal contractions during or immediately after intercourse or orgasm.
5) Do you feel a difference in your sexual practices since your pregnancy?
Let your partner know if something is bothering you, even if it’s something you’re used to doing together. If you find that you are active but not interested, think of other erotic activities, such as mutual pleasure, or self-stimulation.
6) I had a weak sexual desire since I became pregnant. Is this normal?
There is one of many personal experiences regarding sexual desire during pregnancy. Some women have a sex drive developed during pregnancy, while others are less interested in sex. Many women find that their sexual appetite fluctuates, perhaps depending on how they feel physically and emotionally. Let your partner know how you feel and reassure him that you still love him. It is crucial to keep lines of communication open and support each other as best you can as you change these changes.
7) Will my pregnancy affect my partner’s sexual desire ?
Most partners find their pregnant women more attractive than ever, but not all. But there are many reasons why your partner’s desire may decrease at least part of the time during your pregnancy. For example, your partner may be concerned about the burden of parenting, and anxiety can affect sexual desire. Open communication can handle a lot of tension and allow you to relax, have fun, and find ways to be intimate, whether or not you have sex.
8) How can I protect myself against sexually transmitted infections (STIs) ?
If you are at risk of contracting sexually transmitted infections – that is, you are not in a mutually monogamous relationship with a non-infected partner – you must abstain from sex or at least use male or female condoms whenever you have sex.
9) What are the best sexual positions when I’m pregnant ?
You may need to experiment to find the positions that are right for you. Finding a comfortable position for sex becomes more challenging as your belly grows. For example, the missionary position (the man on top) becomes more and more difficult as your pregnancy progresses and is almost impossible at the end of pregnancy. (If you use this position after the first trimester, put a cushion under your back so that you are inclined and not flat and make sure your partner is supporting himself so that his weight is not on your abdomen).read
10) What kind of symptoms should I have after sex ?
It is normal to feel cramps during or just after sex or orgasm, but if it does not go away after a few minutes, or if you have pain or bleeding after sex, call your doctor.