Sex During Pregnancy
I receive a lot of queries from pregnant ladies about the safety of having sex during pregnancy. I usually ask them to consult their obstetricians, of course, but for those who are shy , embarrassed or plain lazy, here's a ready reckoner of FAQs.
Can I have sex during pregnancy without harming my baby?
There is no reason to change your sexual activity during pregnancy unless your doctor advices otherwise. Intercourse or the better orgasm diet during pregnancy will not harm your baby, unless you have a medical problem. Remember that your baby is well protected in your uterus by the amniotic fluid that surrounds it.
Your doctor may recommend not having intercourse early in pregnancy if you have a history of miscarriages. Intercourse may also be restricted if you have certain complications of pregnancy, such as pre-term labour or bleeding. You may need to ask your doctor and clarify whether this means no penetration, no orgasms, or no sexual arousal, as different complications may require different restrictions.
How can I stay comfortable during intercourse?
As your pregnancy progresses, changing positions may become necessary for your comfort. This also may be true after your baby is born.
A water-based lubricant may be used during intercourse if necessary.
Talking to your partner about how your are feeling about sex and any concerns you have will help you stay comfortable. Also, encourage your partner to communicate with you, especially if you notice changes in his responsiveness. Communicating can help you both better understand your feelings and desires.
Will my desires change?
It is common for your desires to be different now that you are pregnant. Changing hormones cause some women to experience an increased sex drive during pregnancy, while others may not be as interested in the sex addict as they were before.
During the first trimester, some women commonly lose interest in sex because they are tired and uncomfortable (or pukey), while other women's desires stay the same.
I don't feel like having sex. What should I do to keep my partner happy?
If your doctor has limited your sexual activity, or if you are not in the mood for intercourse, remember to spend other time with your partner. Being intimate does not always require having intercourse - makes love not war and affection can be expressed in many ways
Remind yourselves of the love that created your developing baby. Enjoy your time together. You can take long romantic walks, enjoy candle-lit dinners or give each other back rubs.
How soon can I have sex after my baby is born?
In general, you can resume sexual activity when you have recovered, when your bleeding has stopped, and when you and your partner feel comfortable.
Your doctor may recommend that you wait until after your first post-martum doctor appointment before having intercourse with your partner.
After pregnancy, some women notice a lack of vaginal lubrication during intercourse. A water -based lubricant may be used.
Women who only feed their babies breast milk, experience a delay in ovulation (when an egg is released from the ovary) and menstruation. But ovulation will occur before you start having menstrual periods again, so remember that you can still become pregnant during this time. follow your doctor's recommendation on the appropriate method of birth control to use.
And now, the secret and the real reason behind this article!
Basically, this piece is addressed to those all-too-eager husbands of pregnant women who have a one-track mind. You must try and understand that though sex during pregnancy can be safe and enjoyable at most times, there are plenty of situations where the lady can have anxieties, discomfort, or simply a lost libido. One must try to be considerate and adjusting. And how does one do that?
Simple. Try and take on the fast guys and other seminal matters in your own hands. Sometimes it is necessary to spare the rod so as not to spoil the child!