Some women crave for sex during pregnancy while others may not readily have the desire but it is essential to maintain a healthy relationship while pregnant.
“Sex during pregnancy is extremely safe for most women with uncomplicated, low-risk pregnancies,” says Dayna Salasche, MD, an associate professor of obstetrics/gynecology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and an obstetrician at Northwestern Specialists for Women, both in Chicago.
According to experts, during the first trimester, many women’s desire for sex is low because they feel tired and nauseous, but during the second trimester, there is more lubrication, and they have engorgement in the genital area which makes sex more appealing and potentially more satisfying.
As the stomach grows in the third trimester, fatigue returns with severe pain, thus making sex less attractive.
On whether sex during pregnancy is advisable or not, our correspondent asked some mothers and medical expert on their take on the matter and there were great responses.
Dr. Daniel, a medical practitioner, said ‘’Intercourse or orgasm during pregnancy will not harm your baby, unless you have a medical problem. Remember that your baby is well protected in your uterus by the amniotic fluid that surrounds him or her’’, as he spoke to our correspondence.
“Sex during pregnancy is good for both the baby and me because it helps me sleep better, lowers my blood pressure, and even makes me happier, said a respondent who preferred anonymity.”
Another respondent, Mrs Mabel, who was indifferent said, “Well, I think it depends on the individual difference. Some pregnancy might make you desire and urge for sex while others might just be a turnoff, to an extent that you feel angry and irritated about things even around your husband’’.
Speaking from a personal experience, a respondent who preferred to remain anonymous said, ‘’sex was very painful for me in my first year of marriage, to make matters worse, my husband and I weren’t together so sex happened once in a while. There was also no much sex when I was pregnant with my first son for the same reason. I had perineal tear during his birth.
‘’As for the second pregnancy, I was back home so I had regular sex, though his birth also caused me some tear but very mild compared to the first one, whether this was due to the regular sex or just the fact that a child had passed that route before him, we’ll also need a medical personnel to clear that’’.
Sex during pregnancy may not be safe for women with a history of repeated miscarriages, preterm labour, bleeding, or any obstetric or gynaecological complication diagnosed by a doctor. Such women need to seek proper advice from their Doctors
For some people, sex is better during pregnancy for the following reasons;
1)The fear of unwanted pregnancy is taken care of. No protection is therefore needed
2) You are usually naturally more lubricated then. Entry is therefore easy and quickies can be super exciting
3) The conservative or boring ones are forced to try other styles since the overused missionary style is a no go area.
4) It is a good exeecise for the pregnant woman. A convenient and erotic replacement for going to the gym