Relationship During Pregnancy
It is a common question that mothers ask whether they can have a relationship during pregnancy or not? You also worry about the fact that your child should be safe when you have physical intercourse during pregnancy. If these are the questions you bear in mind, here is what you should know at the earliest.
If you are having a normal pregnancy, having intercourse is not a problem but only after 5-6 weeks. Always remember, you should be comfortable while having physical relationships.
Penetration and any movement will not harm the child or the mother. Your baby sits inside the womb and is protected by your abdomen and the muscular walls of the uterus. The baby is also protected by the sac filled with amniotic fluid. When you establish any physical contact with your partner make sure that:
- You are in a comfortable position.
- There is not much weight on your body.
You must not have sex or avoid it during the last phase of the pregnancy. This is because you might confuse orgasm with contractions. When you experience orgasm, the semen called prostaglandins can stimulate contractions.
A few other conditions when you should not have sex, includes:
- Past history of miscarriage / preterm labor
- Experience of vaginal bleeding, cramping, and discharge during any part of the pregnancy.
- Leakage from amniotic sac and you have ruptured membrane.
- Wide opening of the cervix.
- Low lying placenta in the uterus.
- Pregnancy with twins and triplets.
Try the position which is comfortable and only when you wish. Every woman feels different during pregnancy. Some are not willing to have sex at all while others deeply connect with the sexuality while they are pregnant. It is always better to ask your doctor since she can guide you after addressing your risk factors.