11 myths and facts about sex during pregnancy
There are many myths and facts surrounding sex during pregnancy. This article will discuss 11 myths and facts to help you make right decisions.
- It is safe to have sex during pregnancy except your gynecologist or midwife says otherwise.
- Sex can never hurt babies because the human penis cannot penetrate beyond the vagina and babies in the womb can never feel anything.
- A woman’s sex drive can increase or decrease during pregnancy, but this depends on the woman’s body chemistry. A decreased sex drive during pregnancy is much more common. discuss this with your spouse.
- If you do have sex, having orgasms will never increase your risk of going into early labor or miscarriage.
- It is perfectly normal to feel your womb contract after an orgasm. This is called the Braxton Hick’s contraction and can be really uncomfortable, but you do not need to panic as this is normal.
- Avoid sex during pregnancy when your water breaks to avoid the risk of infecting your partner.
- Avoid sex during pregnancy when there are problems with the entrance to your womb. This can lead to early labor or miscarriage.
- Avoid sex if you are having twins or have a history of early labor or miscarriages. This answers the question of when to stop sex during pregnancy.
- Avoid sex with other people other than your spouse to avoid the risk of contracting sexually transmitted diseases and transferring same to the child. Please if you must, use a condom.
- Practice safe sex position. At all times, please make yourself comfortable. Sideways position is the best, especially in your third trimester.
- Sperm released into the uterus of a pregnant woman does not get to the womb. You may have been wondering where does sperm go during pregnancy? A mucus blocks it at the cervix, preventing it from getting to the uterus, let alone the oviduct.