Sex During Pregnancy: Facts You Need to Know

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Published: 15th July 2008
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Perhaps there is no other area associated with a pregnancy in which there are more misconceptions than the case of having sex during the course of a pregnancy. Through this article you are presented with information that you need to know in regard to sex during pregnancy. By dispelling certain myths and by providing you with accurate information on the subject, you will be to ascertain what can and cannot be done when a person is pregnant.

At the outset, it is important to understand that as a general rule and as long as there are no contraindications sex during pregnancy perfectly is acceptable and is not harmful whatsoever to the baby. The womb is perfectly designed to well protect the baby during all stages of a pregnancy. Therefore, unless there is some sort of complication, you do not have to worry about the safety or the health of the baby when it comes to the matter of sex during a pregnancy.

In those isolated cases in which there are some problems associated with the pregnancy, your doctor can tell you what activities you can and cannot participate in. Therefore, you will want to make sure that you honestly and openly discuss each of your concerns with your doctor, including issues surrounding sexual activity, in light of any special circumstances that may exist in regard to your pregnancy.

Some women worry about sex during pregnancy because they find that their babies moves around during or immediately after sex. They take this as meaning that the act of sex itself has upset or disturbed the baby. In fact, the baby really is not responding to the sexual activity itself. Rather, the baby is responding to the mother's accelerated heart beat. The baby would engage in this type of movement no matter the cause the mother's accelerated heart beat.

One of the more significant considerations that the partners of an unborn baby need to keep in mind is ensuring that if sexual activity is going to occur that an effort be made to find the most comfortable position for the expectant mother. This can take a bit of trial and error on the part of the pregnant woman and her partner. Moreover, what was a comfortable position early on in the pregnancy may end up being not so comfortable during the later weeks of that pregnancy.

Finally, it is important to recognize that a pregnant mother and her partner both will experience some significant emotions as a result of the pregnancy. These emotions can impact issues pertaining to intimacy and sex during a pregnancy. In the end, it is important for both partners to recognize these powerful and varying emotions. It is important for both partners to respect where the other is coming from in regard to intimacy and sex - particularly when one of the partners is pregnant. By doing so, the pregnancy itself will become an extremely emotionally rewarding experience for both the pregnant woman and for her partner.

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