Tips about Sex and Pregnancy
When it comes to having a baby, there’s a lot you’ll need to know. Even if you’ve had one before, you seem to forget a lot of what’s required of you during pregnancy. When it comes to sex during pregnancy there is a lot of confusion about what it normal and what isn’t. Many women are afraid to have sex while pregnant because they are afraid it will hurt their baby or that it will cause problems in their pregnancy in some way. Here are a few common myths and the truths about them when it comes to sex and pregnancy.
Deep Penetration Hurts the Baby
Sorry ladies, you can’t use this one as an excuse the next time you’re not in the mood. Your cervix is closed and protected with a mucus plug that makes it impossible for even the most well endowed man to harm your baby during intercourse. Go ahead and get busy!
Orgasm Can Cause Miscarriage
You may feel cramps after intercourse while you are pregnant, particularly if you have an orgasm. However, these are nothing to worry about, and they will not cause you to miscarry. The contractions you feel after sex are not to be confused with the contractions you feel during labor. Don’t be afraid of these; it’s safe to have sex unless your doctor tells you otherwise.
Sex Induces Labor
When you’re 39 weeks (or 40 weeks) pregnant and baby is still snug as a bug, you might pounce on your husband at any given opportunity, but the truth is that sex does not induce labor. Sorry ladies, you’ll just have to wait for your baby to arrive the natural way. However, your husband’s might try to tell you differently (they know they’re about to have to wait six weeks for you to get the green light from your doctor and they want it while they can still get it).