Sex is necessary to get pregnant. What happens to your
body when you become pregnant? You should know this
about sex during pregnancy.
Is It Safe To Have Sex
As long as the pregnancy develops normally, you can
have sex as often as you want throughout the pregnancy.
A normal pregnancy is a pregnancy with a low risk of
complications such as miscarriage and premature
delivery. However, if you have had several such events
during previous pregnancies (eg repeated miscarriages),
the risk of complications is greater.
However, it may be that the desire to have sex is not
as great during all or part of the pregnancy. Hormone
changes, fatigue and nausea can reduce sex drive for
some during the first trimester. During the second
trimester, blood flow to the genitals and breasts
increases, which may increase the desire to have sex
again. In the third trimester, however, weight gain,
back pain, sore breasts, and other discomfort can
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Capri pants. Many women also lose
the desire to have sex towards the end of pregnancy as
thoughts revolve around the upcoming birth and
expectations of becoming a mother. Some feel that sex
becomes uncomfortable as the stomach grows larger. It is
important that you and your partner are open and talk
about this. Maybe you should find other forms of
intimate interaction over a period of time? For others,
it may be the opposite:
Does sex increase the risk of miscarriage?
Many couples are worried that having sex early in
pregnancy can lead to miscarriage. However, there is no
reason to believe. Early miscarriages are usually due to
chromosomal defects - defects in the inheritance - or
other problems in fetal development, which have nothing
to do with what you do or do not do.
Can sex harm the fetus?
No, not really. The fetus is protected by the
amniotic fluid inside the uterus. In addition, strong
muscles in the cervix prevent the fetus from being
squeezed or slipped out of the uterus. The entrance to
the uterus is also closed, with a strong mucus that
seals the uterus and protects against infection. Your
partner's penis will not come into contact with the
Are there positions to avoid during pregnancy?
As the pregnancy progresses and the stomach grows
larger, it may be good to try out a little with what is
the most comfortable position during sexual intercourse.
You may want to avoid lying on your back during
intercourse. The uterus can then push the large blood
vessels (veins) that lead the blood back to the heart
and which are located near the posterior part of the
abdomen. If these blood vessels are pinched, you may
become dizzy or nauseous.
Can orgasm trigger miscarriage or premature
Orgasms can trigger contractions in the uterus.
However, these contractions are different from the
contractions (pain) you get during labor. Research shows
that if you have a normal pregnancy, orgasms during
intercourse or otherwise will not lead to premature
birth or premature babies.
Earlier it was considered that it was not good to
have sex during the last weeks of pregnancy as the sperm
contains a chemical that can stimulate uterine
contractions. Recent studies show that intercourse does
not lead to previous childbirth.
When should you avoid sex?
Although most women can have sex during pregnancy
without having to worry, it can sometimes be good to be
careful. It is likely that the doctor or midwife will
warn you and your partner to have intercourse if they
are afraid of or may detect potential serious
complications with pregnancy. It can be about:
- Premature delivery. If you run the risk of
giving birth prematurely, be careful and avoid
sexual intercourse during the last weeks of
pregnancy. This risk may be present if you have
previously given birth before week 37 or have had
pain well before the calculated delivery date.
- Bleeding from the abdomen. Sex is not
recommended if there is an unexplained bleeding from
the genital area early (threatening miscarriage) as
well as late pregnancy (the present placenta,
premature discharge of the placenta).
- Weak neck. If, during previous pregnancies, your
cervix has opened too early (cervical
insufficiency), sex can pose a risk of miscarriage
or premature delivery.
- Problems with the placenta. If the placenta
completely or partially covers the opening to the
cervix (placenta previa), sex can lead to bleeding
and premature delivery.
- Multiple gestations. If you are carrying two or
more children, your doctor may advise you not to
have sex late in pregnancy to avoid premature
delivery. However, there is no research to show that
there is any relationship between sex and premature
delivery in twins.
You should also avoid sex with a partner who may have
a sexually transmitted disease. If you become infected,
such diseases can in some cases be transmitted to the
child with serious consequences.
Should the partner use a condom?
Exposure to sexually transmitted diseases in
pregnancy increases the risk of infections that can
affect pregnancy and the child's health. If you are with
a new sexual partner during pregnancy, it may be good to
use a condom.
If I don't want sex?
It is also going well. There is more to a sexual
relationship than sexual intercourse. Talk about your
needs and concerns with your partner in an open and
loving way. If for various reasons you do not want to
have sex, you can instead try with cuddling, kissing or
Your partner's desire to have sex can also increase
or decrease during pregnancy. Some men feel a greater
closeness to their pregnant partner and enjoy the
changes that are happening to her body and experience
increased sexual desire. Others may experience reduced
desire because they worry about the changes as they
become a father, because of concerns about the mother or
the unborn child's health, or because the sexual
attraction is reduced.
When can I start having sex again after giving
Whether you have a normal delivery or are delivered
with caesarean section, the body needs time to recover
after giving birth. Many doctors recommend waiting for
six weeks before you start having sex again. It gives
enough time to the cervix to close again or for any
cracks in the birth canal to heal.
If you are too tired or tired to think about sex, the
intimate intercourse can happen in other ways. When you
are ready to have sex again, start slowly and use a
reliable method of contraception.