It is not a problem to have sex during pregnancy and it is a part of a healthy life but there are many myths related to pregnancy and intercourse during pregnancy. Many couples feel that it can cause miscarriage or it can be dangerous for the baby. It can be dangerous in certain cases, but in most of the cases of pregnancy, it is not harmful.
1. It can be risky, if the prospective mother previously had miscarriage.
2. Leaking of amniotic fluid (the water) can be concerning.
3. Pregnant women having the placenta placed at a low position, which encloses the cervix.
4. Cervix is weak to hold the pressure of the developing baby.
5. Bleeding during pregnancy can be dangerous for both mother and child.
6. Women who had a preterm baby are at higher risk.
Most of the early stage miscarriage is caused due to problems in chromosomes or if the growth of the baby is not proper. The baby develops in the uterus and it is surrounded by the amniotic fluid, which protects it from any external harm, but precautions may be needed.
1. It is not advisable to blow air into the vagina as it may cause air borne infection. Air may even block the blood vessels and it can be life threatening.
2. During pregnancy, anal sex can be harmful as it enables the spread of harmful infection causing bacteria.
3. Women, who have any complexity in pregnancy or the ones, who have been advised by their doctors not to get into any physical activities, can feel physical intimacy by hugging and caressing with their partners.
Women face a lot of body changes and hormonal changes during pregnancy and there are also mood swings in the initial few months of the pregnancy, which can prevent the women from getting into active sex, but there also some phases of pregnancy when a women may feel more interested in this act than they felt before pregnancy. There are different stages of pregnancy, in which the women may have changed libido.
First trimester: In the first trimester a pregnant women feels tired, she may have vomiting tendency and she may have to go frequently to the washroom. The changes in moods and feeling of soreness in breasts may make her less interested in getting physically close.
Second Trimester: In the second trimester, the feeling of vomiting and nausea goes away, and woman may gain more blood during this phase. The excess blood in the body is routed to the waist line and this can make a women more interested in lovemaking activities.
Third Trimester: The third trimester is the last phase of pregnancy, in which, a woman may not feel very healthy. She may feel breathlessness as the abdomen grows and it puts a lot of weight on her body. She may appear exhausted and tired most of the time. Many women may be waiting for the childbirth and she may not be interested in getting physically intimate. In the final weeks of pregnancy, intercourse or getting into physical activities may be very tiring and can be avoided.