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What to Know About Sex During Pregnancy and When to Avoid Sex

Written by John Staff

What to Know about Sex During Pregnancy and When to Avoid Sex….

1. Is it Safe to have Sex while Pregnant?

2. Benefits of Sex During Pregnancy

3. Best Positions

4. When to Avoid Sex

Here are the things we will be discusing today, so starting from the first:


It’s 100% safe for a pregnant woman to continue having sex throughout her pregnancy period unless her Doctor or Midwife says otherwise….

Sex will not harm the baby because the baby is protected by strong uterus muscles, amniotic fluid, and a mucus plug that develops around the cervix, therefore sexual activities can not damage the baby or increase the chance of a miscarriage nor induce early labour, unless the Doctor or Midwife says otherwise, will get to that.


Possible benefits of sex during pregnancy includes:

1. KEEPING FIT: Sex burns Calories and can help to keep both parners fit, kindof part of exercise.

2. BETTER ORGASMS: It inceeases blood flow to the genitals, which means an increase of more powerful orgasms for a pregnant woman.

3. HAPPINESS INCREASED/A BOOST TO THE IMMUNE SYSTEM: Orgasms realease endorphins which helps mother and baby to feel very happy and relaxed, and sex increases IgA which is an antibody that helps keep colds and other infections at bay.

4. BONDING BETWEEN PARTNERS: Sexual activities during pregnancy brings some couples more closer to each other.


A pregnant woman might feel more comfortable in positions where she can control the depth and speed of penetration.

So comfortable positions may include the pregnant woman being on top of her partner, side-by-side spooning or sitting at the edge of the bed etc…


A Doctor or Midwife may advise a woman to avoid sexual intercourse during her pregnancy period if she has experienced the following:

1. Pregnancy with Twins

2. A history of going into premature labour

3. Leaking amniotic fluid

4. Problems with the cervix that could increase the likelihood of miscarriage or early labour

5. Placentra previa

6. The water have broken, which may increase the risk of infection

7. Substantial blood loss or unexplained vaginal bleedings.

Please Stay Safe and Healthy

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