Fortunately, most pregnant women may have sex normally until labour,the exception being they have some rare complications during pregnancy.
Whether or not to have sex is
a major concern for many couples during pregnancy. Even if they’re in the mood,
they are not sure what period of pregnancy is safe for intercourse. They have
many fears, including whether intercourse may harm the baby, or if it might
cause premature contractions that would end up leading to labour.
fears during pregnancy sex
Fortunately, most pregnant
women may have sex normally until labour, the exception being they have some rare
complications during pregnancy. If you have any such complications, your health
practitioner will let you know when to avoid sex.
And, most importantly: your
developing baby is sealed in amniotic sac within the uterus, giving you some
reassurance and peace of mind. The sac and the uterine muscles protect the baby,
preventing it from being bumped internally during intercourse. A mucous plug also
guards the cervix, preventing from any infection. You can rest assured that
even deep penetration during sex won't hurt the baby.
Sex may stimulate some uterine
contractions, but these are temporary and aren’t very strong, so they won't
initiate premature labour.
It's important that the
couples communicate all their concerns to their physician during their prenatal visits, as this will remove their fears and will help them to relax and enjoy
their sex life during pregnancy.
sex feel the same during pregnancy?
Simply put: some feelings may
Some women find more pleasure
in sex during pregnancy, whereas some really don't have any desire. Usually
during the first trimester, a woman will experience morning sickness and get
more exhausted, so her sex drive is typically lower decrease at this stage. By
the second trimester,a woman's body gets used to the changes of pregnancy, and the
feelings of tiredness and fatigue are also lessened, so her sexual desire tends
to increase during this phase. The feelings for sex again decrease in the third trimester, where the large tummy size and hormonal changes make the expectant
mother focus more on her own situation and on the baby to be delivered, rather
than on sex. This is generally what happens, but may vary according to
I don’t feel like sex?
That’s completely fine. It's
physical intimacy between a couple that means more than the sex itself. Even if
you don't want to have sex, you and your partner can easily figure out other
ways to be close and affectionate with each other. You can share your feelings,
or hug and kiss each other more often.
It is important that you and
your partner keep supporting each other throughout the pregnancy, sharing your
feelings as you go through the changes together. Reassure your partner that no
matter whether your sex desire is low or high, you still love them.
So, if your
doctor says that you are not at high risk of preterm labour or miscarriage, or
have no other complications and thus doesn't ask you to abstain from sex –stop worrying and enjoy your sex life.
Try to initiate a sensual
night with your partner by giving each other essential oil massages. Rosehip
oil is said to be great for stretch marks, so ask your partner to join you in
massaging your belly with you to help grow your bond with each other, and your
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