Pregnancy is a time of excitement. Most couples have plenty expectations and questions. Many couples wonder and ask, Is sex safe during pregnancy?
Medically, having sex when your pregnant is perfectly healthy and safe for a normal pregnancy. Sex benefits are;
Helps in bonding
Improves your sleep.
Strengthens the pelvic floor muscles
Safe Sex Tips to Keep in mind during intimacy.
As your pregnancy progresses, you may find the missionary position (man on top) may not be that comfortable. Explore different styles for instance;
- Make love while sitting down on your partner’s lap as he sits upright on a chair. This position does not put pressure on the uterus.
- Lying sideways. This position allows your spouse to keep his weight off your uterus.
- Get on top. This position lets you be in control and gives great satisfaction as you control the level of penetration.
2.Have Oral Sex.
Is oral sex safe? Absolutely. Oral sex is safe during pregnancy. However, observe Precaution while carrying out the act. For instance;
• Your partner should not blow air into your vagina. Blowing into the vagina blocks blood vessels which are a threat to you and the foetus.
3. Use water based lubricants.
When necessary, you can use a water-based lubricant during intercourse.
4. Communicate Often.
It is vital to communicate to your partner especially on what makes you comfortable. In case you feel pain during intimacy kindly let your spouse know. Communication is a panacea in expressing your feelings and desires.
5. Use Condoms.
In case you are at a risk of getting a sexually transmitted disease, use a condom especially if you’re in a polygamous marriage.
6. Explore other methods of intimacy.
Pregnancy comes with changes in hormones. You may feel tired and lack the urge for intimacy. Let your partner know how you are feeling and find other ways of enjoying each other’s company. You can cuddle as you watch a movie or let your spouse massage your feet and body.
7. Feel Sexy.
As a woman, it is important to love yourself and feel sexy as your bump grows. Beauty comes from within so, enjoy your pregnancy and intimacy at all times.
8. Assure your Partner.
Pregnancy is a life changing for your partner too. Some men have their fears and may withdraw from intimacy. Your partner may fear he will hurt the baby during intimacy, or some think they will not be good fathers. It is important as a woman to assure your partner there is nothing to worry concerning parenting and sex.
9. Practise Kegeling Regularly.
Kegel is a method of tightening and relaxing muscles that form the pelvic wall. Kegel exercise enhances sexual enjoyment for both partners, gives more orgasmic, makes giving birth easier, and prevents leaking of urine.
10. Nurture your relationship.
Enjoy your pregnancy and your partner. Don’t talk about the baby all the time. Before the baby, it was the two of you. Nurture your relationship with your spouse. Make each other laugh and enjoy every moment spent together.
Unless your gynaecologist has restricted you from having sex, go ahead and enjoy intimacy because it comes with plenty of benefits to your body.