10 Aug 2022 | 3 min Read
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If you are experiencing pregnancy for the first time, you’ll have lots of questions and confusion especially when it comes to pregnancy sex.
Each pregnancy has its share of challenges and when you’re pregnant for the first time it’s normal to have pregnancy sex questions like, will sex during pregnancy harm your baby? or is it normal to have sex during pregnancy? Here are some answers to common pregnancy sex questions.
It’s common to have a lower sex drive than normal during pregnancy. The changes in your hormones, body, energy levels and mood can be the reason for it. These changes are very natural and most expecting couples have less sex.
You can have sex as often as you want during pregnancy. According to The Mayo Clinic, until your doctor has put you on bed rest or pelvic rest, and your pregnancy is normal you can enjoy sex as much as you want. However, remember to talk to your doctor as every woman is different and so is her pregnancy.
Unless your doctor tells you not to, it’s perfectly safe to have sex during early pregnancy. In cases when there are complications such as preterm labour or placenta previa during pregnancy, sex can be risky. You need not worry that having sex during early pregnancy will hurt your baby, as long as you have a low-risk pregnancy.
You need not worry about hurting your baby while having sex during pregnancy. This is because the penis penetration during sex cannot penetrate beyond your vagina. Hence your baby will not get affected.
If you have a short-lived and painless spotting which is either light red, pinkish or brown, in colour, especially during the first few months, you need not worry. The cervix tends to become more sensitive during pregnancy and there can be a small amount of bleeding in case it is bruised as a result of deep penetration You can get a physical exam to confirm if everything is fine or not.
Having sex and orgasms during pregnancy is normal until you don’t have any complications. A low-risk pregnancy won’t result in early labour or miscarriage. In the later stages of your pregnancy, having sex or an orgasm can itself set off those mild contractions. The muscles of your womb will go hard in case this happens.
A lower sex drive during pregnancy doesn’t mean there’s anything wrong with you. Communicate with your partner and doctor about what and how you’re feeling. This way, you will be able to take steps that make you comfortable during this stage of your life.
At any stage of pregnancy, expecting mums can have doubts or face new challenges they might not be aware of. Since it’s a crucial period mums must ensure that they gather enough information and raise the questions with the doctor.
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