Is Sex in Pregnancy Safe
There have been frequently asked questions about having safe sex during pregnancy. Most women are full of anxieties on this issue. They want to know how to please their husbands and at the same time protect their unborn babies. Therefore, there is the need to balance these two extremes in order to enjoy a good sexual relation from time to time.
Firstly, you must realize that sex during pregnancy is not bad. In fact, some medical research has shown that, to some extent, sexual intercourse in pregnancy will help to keep the vaginal flexible and soft. It is believed that the vulva area and the vaginal may become tightened, at least to a certain degree, if sex is totally abandoned for the whole nine months of the pregnancy. Therefore, it is advisable for pregnant women to have sexual love with their spouses once in a while or, better still, frequently.
More so, the intimacy that comes with sex will go a long way to help a pregnant woman feel relaxed. Generally speaking sex has a therapeutic power. It will ease the woman of tension and anxieties because of certain hormones that are released in the brain while sexual intercourse is going on between married couples.
In addition, sexual intercourse does not directly affect the unborn baby. The baby is fully protected by the amniotic sac which is a thin-walled bag where the amniotic fluid surrounds the fetus (baby). The strong muscle of the womb also supports and protects the baby. It is myth that having sex in pregnancy will break the amniotic sac. This is not true. The penis does not make any contact with the sac at all. Therefore, there should not be fear in that respect.
In a pregnancy condition, thick mucus usually covers the cervical opening of the womb. As a result, infectious things can’t enter the uterus to attack the baby. Apart from that, man’s semen cannot penetrate the mucus covering. Semen is known to contain a chemical substance that can potentially initiate contractions, that is, false labour or premature labour. The mucus substance prevents such an occurrence. So, ejaculating into the vaginal should not bring fear into the heart of pregnant women.
Another fact is that the manhood of a man cannot reach the fetus. The length of a normal penis does not reach the cervix. However, there are certain sex positions that tend to shorten the length of the vaginal such that the penis goes too deep towards the cervix. Generally, no matter the length of a penis, deep thrusting should be discouraged for any sex position that is dangerous to pregnancy.
Furthermore, sex during pregnancy is not likely to cause miscarriage under normal, low-risk pregnancy conditions whenever a pregnant woman reaches an orgasm. Studies have shown that the kind of orgasmic contractions associated with coitus are quite different from the childbirth contractions.
Nevertheless, if you are still fearful or not sure about your reproductive health, it is worthy of note that you consult with your doctor so as to find out if your pregnancy is in the normal conditions before you begin to have intercourse with your spouse.
Broadly speaking, it is recommended that you stop sex when it is getting close to the Expected Date of Delivery (EDD), may be six weeks to the time. This is not a hard and fast rule. It varies with individual. It all depends on some factors such as your medical history. Just follow the advice of your doctor. As for me, I often stop sex about four to five weeks to the birth of my babies!