Almost every couple has this doubt- ” Is sex safe during pregnancy? ” especially during the first and third trimesters. Does it harmful for baby or mother? The answer is yes, You can have sex while you are pregnant. If you have a healthy pregnancy, it’s perfectly safe to have sex right up until your waters break.
The amniotic sac and the strong muscles of your womb (uterus) protects your baby, while the thick mucus plug that seals your cervix helps guard against infection. Your baby won’t get hurt by having sex, even when your partner is on top. While when there is some complications during pregnancy sex could be avoid. Chorionic villus sampling (CVS) is done during pregnancy to detect any abnormality.
When I shouldn’t have sex when i am pregnant?
Sex is safe during pregnancy unless your healthcare provider has instructed that you have a high-risk pregnancy. These conditions are mentioned below.
- you’ve experienced unexplained bleeding during your pregnancy
- you have an increased risk of miscarriage
- you have a history of giving birth prematurely
- you have dilated for incompetent cervix
- your placenta is low-lying i.e., placenta praevia
- your waters have broken or leakage of amniotic fluid
- you may also be advised to avoid sex if your partner has an active sexually transmitted infection (STI).
- you’re expecting twins, triplets, or other “multiples”
Keep in mind, if your doctor says “no sex or avoid sex,” that means it include anything that involves orgasm or sexual arousal, not just intercourse as orgasm and arousal can cause contractions.
What changes are expected during pregnancy?
- Your sex drive changes during pregnancy. This happens because of changing emotions, pregnancy side-effects such as nausea, exhaustion, less of good night’s sleep. The key is to keep communicating with your partner, and find a balanced way to stay close and feel happy as a couple. Talk to your partner if your sex drive is low to help them understand how you’re feeling. Here are the 9 quotes for 9 months of pregnancy.
- The common missionary position may become uncomfortable sometimes. You should stay on top to maintain weight of baby and to control penetration and to avoid pressure on blood vessels. Some positions can be beneficial during pregnancy are mentioned here.
- As your breasts increase in size, they may become more tender or sore. Yes, they may seem beautiful and voluptuous to your partner. Encourage your partner to explore other parts of your body and to find other ways to caress you. With the changes in your breast, it is best to avoid direct nipple stimulation, touching them because they are bound to feel sensitive.
- You get tired easily. It takes huge amount of energy to grow a baby in womb.
***It is also important to note that we are discussing about vaginal sex here. Anal sex is not considered safe during pregnancy and should be avoided in all situation.