Can You Have Sex During Pregnancy?

A man and woman cuddling together in bed.

Is it safe for my baby to have sex while I’m pregnant?

Is sex during pregnancy good for the baby? Yes, If you have a normal pregnancy, there’s no problem in having sex during pregnancy and it will not affect your baby. Only if you have a weak cervix, a low-lying placenta or bleeding caused by a threatened miscarriage, your doctor may advise you to stop. Studies show that there is no link between sex and miscarriages or premature births.

Quite to the contrary, experiencing orgasms lowers the risk of preterm babies.Is sex during pregnancy dangerous ? No, your baby is well enclosed by the placenta and the amniotic fluid and will not be affected by you having sex.

Sex during pregnancy good or bad ? Importantly, you should not have sex with a partner who may have a sexually transmitted disease (STD), including herpes, chlamydia, genital warts or even HIV. If you get one of these infections, your baby may be infected as well with serious consequences for his health.

Will sex feel any different?

For some women is better, but for others sex is not as nice as it was before pregnancy. More blood means a better sensation in your genital organs, but some women say that this is too much and becomes uncomfortable, which means it’s more difficult to reach an orgasm during pregnancy.

Will it affect mineor my partner’s sex drive?

All women are different. Especially if you have a bad case of morning sickness, the last thing on your mind is having sex! However, knowing that you don’t have to worry about contraception may help you enjoy the experience more.

In relation to your partner, you may notice a decrease in his interest in sex towards the end of your pregnancy. It may just simply be a reflection about his worries on his impending fatherhood. The best policy in this case is to talk with each other to find out what the concerns are.

What are the best sexual positions?

Be creative! Instead of your normal position which may become uncomfortable try a new position.

  • On top – you control better the penetration
  • Sideways front –to-front or spoons position – no weight on your tummy
  • Doggy position – good for late in the pregnancy
  • Sitting down

The trick is to find a position that you feel in control and that will not put too much strain on your womb. Discuss with your partner how to achieve this.

What about oral sex?

Again, it will not affect your baby. Importantly, your partner cannot blow air into your vagina, which may create an embolism, which can be fatal both for you and your baby. Ask him to stick to kissing your clitoris and labia, but refrain from placing his tongue inside your vagina.

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