Sex During Pregnancy is the most talked about topic among the doctors and the couples. Why? Because most believe that having sex when pregnant might harm your fetus and even cause miscarriage.
You’re pregnant and Sex might be the last thing you want to have! Or is it the opposite? Is being pregnant raising your sexual urges but you’re thinking if it’s safe for you and your baby. Are you scared that having sex might even lead to miscarriage? Well, you might have landed on the right page as in today’s article in sound health solution, here’s all that you need to know about Safe Sex during pregnancy. Along with that, I’ll tell you some of the safest sex positions you could try during pregnancy with your partner. Let’s begin!
Is Sex Safe During Pregnancy?
Any sexual activity during pregnancy is completely safe as long as the state of your pregnancy is normal. If you’ve any other complications, it’ better to take suggestions from your gynecologists beforehand. Women face a dry spell during the early stages of pregnancy due to hormonal fluctuations, fatigue, nausea and weakness and hence the sexual desire is less.
But most women after the time being reported to have increased level of sexual desire during pregnancy so it’s healthy and safe to be intimate with your partner during pregnancy.
Can Pregnancy Sex Cause A Miscarriage?
NO. Although many couples worry that sex might harm the growing baby and even cause a miscarriage, it’s all just a misconception. Miscarriages occur due to abnormal development of the fetus and it’s not at all because of sex. The baby is protected by the strong muscles of the uterus and the layer of amniotic fluid hence, sexual activity won’t affect the baby. However, doctors and Gynecologists suggests that some mothers who have specific medical conditions should avoid intercourse during pregnancy. Those who have the conditions such as Placenta previa ( a serious condition where the placenta is low-lying in the uterus either partially or completely covers the cervix) or cervical insufficiency (having a weak cervix that dilates too early during pregnancy) should consult with your doctor before having sex.
Bottom line is that scientists have still found no association between sexual activity and preterm birth/miscarriage. Still not convinced?
According to the American Pregnancy Association, you’re statistically most likely to miscarry in the first 13 weeks — in other words, during the first trimester of your pregnancy. And they reported that most miscarriages are often due to some kind of chromosomal abnormality, not due to sexual intercourse.
You might also want to read: Ectopic Pregnancy: Causes, Symptoms, Treatment & Home Based Care
Best and Safe Sex Positions During Pregnancy
Sex whilst pregnant is all about comfort and pleasure for the soon-to-be mother and as long as you’re comfortable almost all sexual positions are safe. However, as the baby bump grows bigger and bigger, it’s difficult to balance your body and weight during sex. Worry not, as we bring you the top five best and safe sex positions you should try with your pregnant partner.
1. The V Position
Try lying with your partner side by side, your bodies creating a “V” shape. Make your partner hold you on your waist and wedge a pillow below your back to lift up a little. This position helps to take most of the baby weight by your partner.
Spooning sex is another best position that’ll work like a charm for you and your partner. Lie side by side and cuddle each other. Draw your legs towards your chest, letting your partner penetrate.
3. Lady On Top
Ask your partner to lie flat on the bed and sit on top of your partner. For more stimulation, lean back and use your hands as support. There’s no pressure on belly and uterus using this position. If you lie flat on your back for a long time (missionary position) it shifts pressure from the enlarged uterus to the major blood vessels limiting the blood supply to the fetus.
4. Oral Sex
If you’ve not tried oral sex yet, then this is the time! Unlike regular sex oral sex is more about discovering each other’s sensual spot. It guarantees orgasms, especially to the ladies, all thanks to the spiking blood supply to the labia and vagina during pregnancy. But it’s of prime importance to be careful not to blow air into your vagina, as it might block a blood vessel inside the vagina, causing danger to your and your little baby.
You can start by lying flat on a comfy bed, both on the opposite side and let your partner penetrate you. This position is suitable for a slow, romantic and sexual sex.
Well, it’s always best to talk to your doctor or gynaecologists before you try any of the positions. Keep the passion and hormones flowing during pregnancy!