How much and when you can have sex, whether to induce labor in bed and whether the child can understand what parents are doing.
Myth 1. Sex during pregnancy will harm the baby.
This is a very vague wording, but many future parents are afraid that somehow sex will interfere with the fetus. It is difficult to imagine how exactly: after all, the penis does not reach the organs where the embryo is located. The unborn child is protected by the amniotic fluid, membranes, uterus and cervix. He needs to stay in someone else’s body for nine months, and such a natural process as sex cannot harm him.
Myth 2. You can not have sex in the first and last trimester of pregnancy.
If the pregnancy proceeds normally, without complications, then there are no restrictions on sex. Sometimes you have to give up vaginal sex, but this is not due to the gestational age, but to the condition of the woman. Contraindications are:
- placenta previa;
- placental abruption;
- the presence of a hematoma;
- isthmic-cervical insufficiency.
It is impossible to determine most of these contraindications on your own. You need to see a doctor who will tell you whether to continue your sexual life. And if the gynecologist doesn’t say anything, feel free to ask.
Myth 3. Sex causes preterm labor.
If the mother has no medical contraindications, then no. A miscarriage can occur when there are violations in the development of the child or some serious problems with the health of the mother, but not because of sex.
The female orgasm does not cause contractions. The uterus is a muscular organ that contracts a little more under the influence of hormones during orgasm, and this lasts for several seconds. Such a short exposure is incomparable to labor pains, so you can safely enjoy it.
Myth 4. Sex during pregnancy is good for childbirth.
Semen is said to contain prostaglandins that help prepare the cervix for childbirth. Therefore, a few weeks before the expected date, you need to actively have sex.
Unfortunately, scientists have not yet come to the conclusion that sex will somehow help give birth, so you should not rely on it. Make love, not therapy.
Myth 5. It will hurt
It’s not exactly a myth. A woman’s body changes a lot during pregnancy, and it’s not just the size of her belly.
The blood circulation in the small pelvis increases, the organs bear an increased load, the hormonal balance changes, and thrush often manifests itself. These factors sometimes lead to pain or discomfort during sex.
Look for new positions , use lube, and don’t forget about foreplay to relax and have fun.
Myth 6. You don’t need a condom during pregnancy.
Yes, you won’t be able to get pregnant again, so a condom is definitely not needed as a means of contraception . Another thing is if a woman finds a new man or a permanent one has connections on the side. In these cases, protection is needed in the same way as outside pregnancy.
Myth 7. Blood after sex indicates problems.
This is a myth, but there is some truth in it. Usually there are no real problems. During sex, blood always rushes to the genitals, and during pregnancy in the pelvis, blood circulation is already increased, so spotting usually does not indicate anything serious. But if the blood does not stop, intensifies, is accompanied by pain and pulling sensations, then you should see a doctor.
Myth 8. The child will remember
There is a point of view that the child will definitely understand or remember something. But it’s not. If the pregnancy proceeds calmly, and the woman is relaxed and happy, then it is simply easier for the child to develop. He will not be affected in any other way by parental sex.
Myth 9. The child will have dimples on the cheeks.
This misconception comes from some old jokes, but it also exists. Just in case, let’s say it out loud: no, the child is much deeper and protected by shells, so there will be no dimples. And he won’t see his dad’s cock either.
Myth 10. There will be no sex at all during pregnancy.
If there are no contraindications, then there is no point in limiting yourself in sex. But only if there is a desire to make love. Many women experience a decrease in libido during pregnancy, and so much that they don’t want sex at all. These are the consequences of hormonal surges. To all this, bad health and mood swings are added. So forcing yourself is not the best way out.
But if the new state has led to the fact that you want more sex, then try and do not worry.