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Pregnant Women Still Can Have Sex During Pregnancy

Mar 21, 2008
Is sex during pregnancy is safe for you and your baby? Many partners worry having sex during pregnancy, they fear that sexual intercourse could hurt the baby or might cause pain for the pregnant women. The baby is well protected by a fluid in the womb and mothers uterus. No injury will occur during gentle, loving sex and the fetus is unconcern what his/her mother and father doing.

Mothers or pregnant women with normal pregnancy, sex is considered safe during in all stages of the pregnancy. But if your pregnancy is at high risk, you may need to be more cautious and need some advice from your health care provider.

Women who are pregnant want on different position/ style which mean they have a higher sex drive than when they are not pregnant. But many expectant mothers find that their desire for sex fluctuates during certain stages in the pregnancy and lost their interest on having sex. They are worried and feels uncomfortable as their body getting larger.

Women also lose their desire and motivation because they are preoccupied of excitement of becoming a mother but afraid of labor pain during delivery. On the other hand there are reasons why sex might not be as pleasurable: fear of hurting the baby, nausea, fatigue, awkwardness, etc. Instead the couples resume sex during the first year of their baby's life.

Couples find appropriate positions especially during the later stages of the baby development. It is recommended that woman should avoid lying flat back during sex to avoid putting pressure on blood vessels on the fourth month stage of the baby. Most of the common position are lying sideways, spooning or the woman on top as alternative of traditional position lying flat back. Other says that it is more enjoyable during the pregnancy stage especially if when the couples experiment their positions. It develops their relationship and intimacy of the couples.

The hormonal fluctuations of pregnancy also play a part in your reactions to making love, as do the trimesters. Many women are too fatigued and nauseated to be very interested during the first trimester, while the second trimester brings a new sense of delight as her abdomen grows, and again later in the third trimester the desire may wane as well.

Problems associated sex during pregnancy
During the arousal and orgasm, some women experience mild contractions but this contractions is not the same as when you are in labor.

However, sex may be off limits if the pregnant women have a certain complications such as vaginal bleeding, or any problem related to pregnancy. Low lying placenta can cause some bleeding occur that sometimes women bleed a lot and compromise the baby.

Pregnant women with chlamydia or gonorrhea must undergo a series of test and sexual intercourse are not allowed to avoid the risk for the baby. Woman infected with herpes has the chances of passing virus onto her baby during the time of birth. Thus, it is recommended to have one sex partner to avoid any complications.

Alternative to sex if it is not allowed
But on pregnant women that have a lot of complications and advice to avoid sex they oftentimes spent their time on talking, massages, kissing, cuddling and holding each other.
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