Despite people’s eyebrow-raising and discriminating opinions about sex during pregnancy, it does not change the fact that sex is a perfect way to preserve the intimacy between a couple even during maternity. Here are a number of things to remember in order to uphold the safety of a pregnant woman during sexual intercourse.
The man must put the comfort of his pregnant wife a top priority during copulation. A pregnant woman may find it more comfortable to position at the top of the man or at a side-lying stance. Deep penetration must always be at the woman’s discretion and ease.
Furthermore, water, air, or any foreign object should never be an element of sexual play during the time of pregnancy. Douching, the direct spraying of water into a bodily cavity, must never be performed during maternity.
Due to frequent hormonal changes, mood shifts are expected from pregnant women. Thus, it is normal for them to get really sensitive. To deal with this matter, the male partner of a expectant mother should exhibit understanding, empathy, creativity, and humor. These will serve as huge assets to love making during gestation. A woman should also be able to resist or say “no” whenever she wants to.
For women who are at elevated risk of preterm labor, the presence of uterine contractions that begins at the 20th until the 36th week of pregnancy, sexual intercourse and extreme sexual pleasure must be avoided until the doctor advises to do so.
Sex should also be avoided if the amniotic fluid, the liquid that surrounds the unborn baby or fetus during pregnancy, is leaking, has already burst, or if the woman suspects a possible leak.
It is a recurrent misconception about sex during pregnancy that a couple, making love, might hurt the baby along the process. The thick mucus plug that seals a woman’s cervix aids in guarding against infection. The amniotic sac, the thin innermost sac that encloses the fetus, as well as the woman’s uterus also help in protecting the baby.
Anyone can have a satisfying sexual relationship even during pregnancy. As a trite saying goes, “If there’s a will, there’s a way.” It only takes a daring leap and a bit of experimenting to find out the techniques that suit you.