SEX DURING PREGNANCY. Yes it is safe for you and your partner to have sex provided you had a healthy pregnancy.
Your baby is safe with the help of amniotic sac and the strong muscles of your uterus (womb) also the thick mucus plug that seals your cervix helps to guard your baby against infection.
While you’re making love your partner’s penis won’t damage your baby in any way.
You may discover that your baby moves around a bit after you’ve had an orgasm. It’s nothing to worry about. Your baby’s only reacting to the pounding of your heart. He doesn’t know what’s happening or feel any discomfort.
You may have heard that having sex can bring on labour before your baby is ready to be born. This is not true, as long as you have had a straight forward pregnancy.
If your body is not ready to go into labour, having sex will not cause you to have a premature birth. In fact, it seems that if you have regular sex during pregnancy you may be less likely to give birth prematurely!
However there are, some circumstances where you may have to be very careful about having sex during pregnancy.
If you’ve experienced bleeding or spotting in early pregnancy, your doctor may advise you not to have sex until you reach 14 weeks. Your doctor might also advice not to have sex for the rest of your pregnancy if you have:
· a history of cervical weakness
· a low-lying placenta (placenta praevia)
· had heavy bleeding
· had a vaginal infection