Well this is the question people ask all the time while pregnant, especially men. You want to know if it’s safe to have sex with your partner while they are pregnant? Well I’m not a doctor so I’m going to get the answers from the professionals.
Has pregnancy spiked your interest in sex? Or is sex the last thing on your mind? Either way, here’s what you need to know about sex during pregnancy according to the Mayo Clinic, your developing baby is protected by the amniotic fluid in your uterus, as well as by the strong muscles of the uterus itself. Sexual activity won’t affect your baby, as long as you don’t have complications such as preterm labor or placenta problems. However, pregnancy can cause changes in your level of comfort and sexual desire. So that’s what a staff member had to say about the subject.
Now let’s hear from another doctor with the website What To Expect When Expecting, on the benefits of sex during pregnancy.
Sex during pregnancy can come with some pretty sweet perks. Here are a few benefits of pregnancy sex that just might make your time in bed even better.
- It’s a safe, partner-bonding experience. Pregnancy is an emotional roller coaster, for both you and your partner. Being intimate with one another is a great way to stay connected to each other during this exciting time.
- It’s great for your physical health. One 30-minute sex romp can burn around 50 calories, and it lowers your blood pressure, too!
- It can ease pain and discomfort. Since orgasms signal the release of oxytocin, a hormone that can increase your pain tolerance, they can help with those backaches and other pregnancy-related pains.
- It improves sleep. Not only does pregnancy sex help you relax, but it releases the above-mentioned feel-good hormones as well.
- It’s a mood-booster. Even if you’re super excited about your pregnancy, those pesky hormones can still cause anxiety and the blues. The release of oxytocin that comes with an orgasm isn’t just beneficial for physical pain — it can help increase your feelings of love and joy, bringing you closer to your partner.
- It may help labor along when you’re ready to go. Having an orgasm spurs your uterus to contract. Unless you’re nearing the tail-end of your pregnancy and your body is ready to begin the birthing process, these contractions aren’t strong enough to make you go into labor. But once your baby decides that it’s just about go time, a romp in the sack may be able to help move things along — though it doesn’t always, so don’t be disappointed if nothing happens. But if you’re up for sex at the 40-week mark, there’s no reason not to go for it.
- It may ease your postpartum recovery. Because pregnancy sex can help tone your pelvic floor, you’re preparing your body for both childbirth and recovery — just by having orgasms! You can also try doing Kegels during sex if you want to get those vaginal muscles in shape even more.
If you would like to read more about this topic I will put the links to both articles. Happy Pregnancing.