A guide to safe sexual intercourse during pregnancy

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Motherhood is the most beautiful part but you can’t halt your sex life for nine months. It is a myth that sexual intercourse hurt the pregnancy. The team of Vaidyanath had come up with all the information that will definitely help you to clear your doubts regarding sex and pregnancy!

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When is having sexual intercourse during pregnancy not safe?

There are certain situations when you should restrain having sex during pregnancy;

  • If you have a history of miscarriages.

  • Avoid having sex if you experience vaginal bleeding as it may lead to miscarriage.

  • If you feel abdominal cramps or pain in pelvic

  • Incompetent cervix

  • If you or your partner suffering from any sexually transmitted disease.

  • A history of preterm labor

  • Water leakage

Benefits of having sexual intercourse during pregnancy

Sexual intercourse is good for both Momma and her baby during a healthy pregnancy. If you it safely, there are plenty of benefits of sex, like;

  • It increases the flow of blood to the pelvic region and increases the sensation in the genital parts.

  • Sexual intercourse during pregnancy may lead to better orgasm.

  • It also increases the level of antibody that helps to flight with flu, cold, and cough.

  • It boosts the immune system of the mother and so as to baby.

  • While having sex, your body releases a hormone called Oxytocin that helps to increase the tolerance level of pain up to 70 percent.

  • It lowers the blood pressure as high blood pressure is harmful to pregnant mothers and gives rise to a critical situation called preeclampsia.

  • Oxytocin hormone is often referred to as “love hormone” that helps to increase the feeling of attachment, care, love and intimacy with your partner.

  • Sexual intercourse during pregnancy accelerates the recovery of post child birth.

  • Along with oxytocin, while orgasm, your body produces a chemical called endorphins that is directed associated with the feeling of love, affection, pleasure, sensuality, pain, relief, and elation.

  • It makes both mumma and baby happy.

  • It is highly useful in burning calories. Having sex up to 30 minutes can burn more than 50 calories.

  • Sexual intercourse during pregnancy is the best way to keep fit and healthy.

Risks related to sexual intercourse during pregnancy

If you find any symptoms or experience any problem while having sex during pregnancy, immediately stop it and do not hesitate to contact your doctor. However, some pregnant women may experience the side effects of sexual intercourse during pregnancy such as spotting, bleeding, uterine contraction, or rise in fetal activity. Some other issues are,

  • Pain during sex

  • Heavy bleeding

  • Spotting

  • Painful cramps

  • Uterine contraction

  • Leaking of amniotic fluid

  • Unusual fetal activity

Tips to have safe sex during pregnancy

The most important thing for every couple is to ensure that your baby is safe. Here is a small list of some tips that will help you to keep you and your baby away from infections;

#1 Protection from Sexually Transmitted Disease

Sexually Transmitted Diseases are a severe life taking disease for both Mumma and baby. STDs can be transfer through vaginal sex, oral sex and anal sex. Make sure to have sexual intercourse with one man during pregnancy. And also ensure that the man does not have multiple sex partners. Moreover, do remember not to have sex with such a person who is suffering from any sexually transmitted disease.

#2 Say no to Anal Sex

Anal Sex is not safe during pregnancy as it involves anal penetration through the penis. Usually, anal have high bacteria that may cause infection to pregnant mother and also cause harm to the baby in the womb.

#3 No air bow into the vagina

Make sure not to blow air into the vagina while having oral sex. It may lead to an air bubble that can block the blood vessels, known as air embolism.

Sex positions to try during pregnancy

Sexual intercourse is not always comfortable during pregnancy. But there are some positions that you can go for without any worry or fear!

#1 Spooning

Spooning is also known with the name “Side by Side.” In this position, you get lie sideways with your partner, and your partner lies behind you. Spooning helps to reduce the pressure on your tummy caused by sexual intercourse. It also allows you to have penetration.

#2 Sitting down

In this position, you sit on the lap of your partner and he sits on a stable chair, sofa or anything like that. Sitting down position makes you control the depth of penetration either by squatting or by standing.

#3 Woman on top

Woman on top is known for providing a high amount of sexual satisfaction to pregnant ladies. It is also called Cow girl. In this position, your partner lies at the back or in the front and you straddle him while facing either backward or forward. A woman on top position helps to lessen the pressure caused by sexual intercourse on the abdomen of the woman. It also allows you to control the depth and speed of penetration.

However, there are some more positions that you can try with your partner like;

  • Sex from behind, often common as doggy style

  • Reverse cow girl

  • Standing

  • Oral sex

  • Anal sex

  • Seated pregnancy sex

Oral sex and pregnancy

Undoubtedly, oral sex is completely safe to have during pregnancy. But you should ensure that your partner is not blowing air into the vaginal as it may lead to a severe critical situation known as Air Embolism. Moreover, avoid having oral sex if your partner is suffering from any sexually transmitted disease. It not only affects you, but it is also harmful to your baby.

Sex positions to avoid during pregnancy

  • Missionary position

  • Prone position

  • Lying flat on your stomach

  • Do not blow air up

Other ways to get closer to your partner

However, if you and your partner are not interested in having sexual intercourse during pregnancy; it absolutely alright. There are several ways to get closer to your partner other than having sexual intercourse. Like, many couples go for mutual masturbation. By touching each other, you both can orgasm and get intimate without having any intercourse. You can also try oral sex, if you are not comfortable with virginal.

  • Cuddling

  • Caring

  • Massage

  • Kissing

  • Mutual masturbation

  • Oral sex

FAQs

Here are some frequently asked questions that you may need to know before having sexual intercourse during pregnancy. Check it out below!

#1 Does having sexual intercourse during the first trimester of pregnancy cause miscarriage?

No. None of the evidence has shown any miscarriage during the first trimester of pregnancy is caused due to sexual intercourse. However, the majority of miscarriage has occurred in the first trimester of pregnancy. But it is not because of sexual intercourse, in spite, it is due to some chromosomal abnormalities in the fetus.

#2 Does pregnancy affect the sex drive of couples?

Yeah! Pregnancy may affect the sex drive of you and your partner in several ways. It is due to anxiety and worries about having sexual intercourse in the presence of an unborn baby growing in your fetus. The concern, care, and worries about the health and well being of your child may halt sex. Try to communicate with your partner openly and discuss everything. Also, consult the doctor and know the status of your pregnancy that it should not hamper due to sex.

#3 What are the risks to the baby with recreational drugs?

There are certain drugs that can put your unborn child at risk. Such risks are

  • Premature birth of the baby

  • Poor growth of the baby

  • Birth defects

  • Learning or behavior problems in the baby

#4 Will different sex position affect the gender of the baby?

It is a complete myth about sex and gender. Sex, conception date, time or position has no relation with the gender of the baby.

#5 Does penetration hurt the pregnancy?

No, not at all. Your baby is absolutely safe. However, penetrating through a certain position can affect pregnancy.

Don’t worry Mummies… Sexual intercourse is completely safe during pregnancy. Not only for Mammas, but it is also beneficial for their child. It is absolutely okay to have regular sex in a healthy and normal pregnancy. Moreover, it is advisable to consult your doctor about your pregnancy status and its risk.

However, go on with the tips and take recommended precautions and enjoy it pleasantly in your pregnancy.

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