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How does sex affect the baby in womb?

Lisa

Conception is among the primary purposes of sexual intercourse. But, once it’s been achieved, must you go nine long months without having sex?

Is it OK to have sex during pregnancy?

In most cases, yes. Your baby is well-protected by the uterine muscles and the amniotic fluid surrounding them, ensuring their safety during intercourse. However, pregnancy can affect your desire and comfort level for sex, so it’s entirely okay to take a break if needed.

Are There Risks of Miscarriage from Sex During Pregnancy?

In short, no. Most miscarriages stem from issues with fetal development rather than intercourse.

What are the best sexual positions during pregnancy?

  • Missionary positions where you’re on your back are not recommended, especially in the 2nd or 3rd trimester.
  • Using the wall for support is a good option, particularly as pregnancy progresses.
  • Spooning is suitable for all trimesters and requires minimal effort.
  • From behind positions alleviate pressure on the belly, especially when on all fours, and using a pillow for support is helpful.
  • Reverse cowgirl allows you to control the speed and angle of penetration.

Do you need condoms during pregnancy?

While the chances of conceiving another child during pregnancy are nil, condoms are essential for preventing the transmission of STDs and STIs, which can pose serious health risks for you and your baby. However, if you’re in a monogamous relationship and both partners are STI-free, condoms may not be necessary.

Are there times when sex should be avoided?

Breast stimulation, female orgasms, and certain hormones in semen called prostaglandins can cause uterine contractions.

To that end, your health care provider might recommend avoiding sex if:

  • You have unexplained vaginal bleeding
  • You’re leaking amniotic fluid
  • Your cervix begins to open prematurely (cervical incompetence)
  • Your placenta partly or completely covers your cervical opening (placenta praevia)
  • You have a history of preterm labour or premature birth

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