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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.
During intercourse, you should not feel pain.  During  orgasm, your uterus will contract.   If you have any contractions that are painful or irregular, please contact your doctor.  Also,  discontinue intercourse and call your  doctor immediately if you have heavy  vaginal bleeding or if your water breaks.  Nothing, not even your  naughty  husband's naughty  Penis Transplants, should enter the vagina  after your water breaks.

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!