Are you passing through the tumultuous stage of pregnancy? There must be many queries in your mind which need to be answered. The most sought after queries among, would be parents are, regarding sex during the trimester period.
The answers to these questions usually depends upon the stage of pregnancy and the medical history of would be mother. This article tries to satisfy your inquisitiveness about this issue and also change your presumptions based on some common myths.
Safe Sex During Pregnancy
When Is It Safe To Have Sex
During the first trimester, most of the women struggle with so many discomforts like nausea, mood swings, and tiredness that the thought of sex is the last thing that pops in her mind. Till she reaches the second trimester, the discomforts get subtle and the sexual desire usually accentuates due to increased vaginal blood circulation and breast size.
In the last trimester the baby bump and back pain play a spoil sport and alleviate the desires. So, in a normal case of pregnancy, leaving aside the first trimester and the last ninth month, the rest of the period can be enjoyed in bed with your partner.
How To Have Safe Sex Without Pregnancy Risk
Normal pregnancy doesn’t mean showing exit door to sex. Both of you can of course enjoy sex by slightly alleviating your expectations about orgasm and by experimenting different safe sex positions. Woman on top is the safest position exerting no pressure on the baby bump. It also helps the woman to take the charge of the pace of sex and control the depth of penetration.
This position works well throughout the trimester. Saucy spoon is another languorous and safest position for love making that allows the partners to reach orgasm without sweating and bothering the bump. Also shallow penetration makes it very comfortable for the pregnant woman.
You have to be careful about some more things too, like titillating breasts for a long duration must be refrained, as it leads to secretion of oxytocin hormone in the female body which can start uterine contractions and always go for sexual intimacy only when the woman desires, never against her wishes.
There are certain myths that have no medical base and have been travelling from ear to ear. Don’t worry that you might hurt the baby inside or the baby understands what’s happening. You just enjoy sex while paying heed to the mentioned precautions and your gynecologist advice.
When Is Sex a Complete No During Pregnancy
When the placenta of the woman gets very low the gynecologist suggests refraining from sex. If the patient has a medical history of bleeding, abortion or pre-mature delivery during last pregnancy then too, sex can be risky. Even during severe vaginal infection, Doctors advice to have no sex.Lastly when the Doctor observes loose cervix of the uterus, then too sex can be unsafe. If it is not possible to have sex due to some inhibitions, loving caring and fondling each other is a good idea. Still if youcan help your partner to mastuburate to satisfy him is also a way to express your care towards him.