December 17, 2015


Can I have sex while I'm pregnant?
Absolutely! Most parents-to-be worry about this, but if you have a normal pregnancy, you can keep doing it right up until your waters break. There are lots of psychological and physical benefits of sex so pregnancy is not a reason to stop. And you may find that being free from worries about conception and contraception, you feel sexier than ever
Some researchers even think that women who have regular sex during pregnancy may be less likely to give birth prematurely. Having orgasms may also be related to a lower chance of giving birth early.
If you're feeling sexy and well enough, then it's a good thing to keep your sex life going throughout pregnancy. Having satisfying sex during this time is good for your relationship and your sense of wellbeing, both now and after your baby has arrived.
Will sex harm my baby?
Fear of hurting your baby can be one of the most common reasons to avoid sex during pregnancy. You won't hurt your baby by making love, even with your partner on top. The thick mucus plug that seals your cervix helps guard against infection. The amniotic sac and the strong muscles of your womb (uterus) also protect your baby.
If you orgasm, you may notice your baby moves around more. However, this is because of your pounding heart, not because he knows what's happening or feels discomfort.
Are there times when I shouldn't have sex?
Your midwife or GP may advise you not to have sex if you have experienced:
    -abdominal pains or cramps
    -broken waters
    -a history of cervical weakness
    -a low-lying placenta (placenta praevia)
particularly if you have had some bleeding
Although there isn’t strong evidence that sex will make these conditions worse, many doctors will advise you to avoid sex as a precaution.
You may also be advised to avoid sex during pregnancy if your partner has genital herpes. If you catch genital herpes for the first time during pregnancy there's a small risk that it could affect your developing baby.
Frequent sex (more than three times a week) can trigger bladder urinary tract infections (UTIs), particularly if they are something you're prone to.
Untreated UTIs can cause problems in pregnancy. If you suspect you have a UTI, you should see your doctor or midwife as soon as possible to have your urine checked. Washing before and after sex (remembering to wash from front to back), and emptying your bladder after sex will help to reduce the likelihood of infection.
As long as it's not uncomfortable, you can still have sex if you get a vaginal infection but your partner should wear a condom to ensure he doesn't become infected too.
Will sex feel as good during pregnancy?
It depends. It's better for some women, not as good for others.
Increased blood flow to your pelvic area during pregnancy can cause your genitals to engorge, and heighten sexual sensation. But some women report that this leaves them with an uncomfortable full feeling after intercourse ends.
Many women find that their clitoris is slightly less sensitive during pregnancy or that their orgasms are less powerful. It's also fairly common for women to say they can’t reach orgasm as easily while they're carrying a baby.
Some mums-to-be find sex painful during pregnancy. This is particularly the case when penetration is deep. Adopting sexual positions where penetration is shallow or under your control (see below) is the best solution.
You may experience abdominal cramps after having an orgasm, as this can set off a wave of contractions. This is particularly noticeable in the third trimester. It can be off-putting, but wait a few minutes and the tightening of your womb will ease, just as with Braxton Hicks contractions.
During pregnancy many couples find that they feel more pleasure from foreplay, oral sex, sex toys or masturbation than from intercourse. So although you may change the way you have sex during pregnancy, it doesn't mean you'll be less satisfied!


Unknown said...

Nice write up but i have comments,1stly which one is if u have a normal pregnancy?2ndly,I searched for the positions to adopt during pregnancy but I no see am oooo.pls I need more details

Queen LaGlamour Claire Oby said...

Super mum idi on point...Thank u so so much