Women's Health

Sex during Pregnancy

​​Overview:

It is common for couples to wonder if sex during pregnancy is safe or not. Having sex during pregnancy is safe for both the mother and fetus, unless the doctor said otherwise.

When is sex during pregnancy unsafe?
If your pregnancy is high risk, your doctor may suggest that couples avoid sex during pregnancy in the following cases:
  • If you have a history of premature labor;
  • If you have a history of miscarriages;
  • If fluid comes out of the uterus;
  • If you notice bleeding or abnormal vaginal secretions;
  • If you have placenta previa (when the placenta covers the cervix);
  • If you have cervical problems;
  • If there is a risk of carrying an STD.

What changes to expect during pregnancy? 
  • Exhaustion, hormonal fluctuations, and weight gain can lead to a drop in the sex drive, so it is normal for pregnant women to need rest to regain energy.
  • Positions may become uncomfortable. Try to find new comfortable positions.
  • With changes in the breast, it is best to avoid stimulation of the nipples.
  • Pregnant women may have an increase in blood flow to the pelvic area. This can lead to genital engorgement and increased sensation; however, for some women, this may make intercourse more comfortable.

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Last Update : 03 November 2020 04:51 AM
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