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Intimacy during pregnancy: benefits and when to refuse
Intimacy during pregnancy: benefits and when to refuse

Pregnancy is an absolutely normal natural process in the life of any woman. This condition should in no way be regarded as a disease or inferiority.

For many women in this delicate position, the desire for intimacy is reduced to zero. All due to strong hormonal fluctuations. And for others, on the contrary, it increases. The process is purely individual - as you are lucky.

So can and should you make love during pregnancy? What effect does intimacy have on pregnant women? There is no single answer to this question. Each couple has its own story with its own nuances. But, in any case, while continuing to live a sexual life during this period, one should take into account the physiological characteristics of the female body at different stages of bearing a child.

When should you give up sex?

If during pregnancy you do not have a sexual desire or you feel physical ailments - of course, there is no point in going against your wishes and needs, adjusting to the wishes or whims of your partner (and this applies not only to the period of pregnancy).

There are a number of medical contraindications that must be listened to in order not to endanger the fetus and yourself. The most common ones are:

  • multiple pregnancy;
  • risk of miscarriage;
  • lower abdominal pain;
  • genital tract infections in your partner;
  • leakage of amniotic fluid;
  • bleeding or bleeding;
  • increased tone of the uterus;
  • and many other things that the doctor with whom you are seeing should report.

Sexual life itself is not harmful to the fetus, as it is reliably protected, but in some cases it can negatively affect the normal course of pregnancy.


Why is intimacy useful during pregnancy?

And now for the good. The pleasure hormones (endorphins enkephalins and oxytocin) that you receive during lovemaking have a beneficial effect on the intrauterine development of the baby and improve your emotional background.

The tension of the vaginal muscles during lovemaking keep them in good shape, which has a positive effect on the upcoming labor. During pregnancy, the blood supply to the genitals is significantly increased, and sensitivity increases. It is during this period that a woman is able to experience a stronger and more intense orgasm.

Scientists have also proven the fact that orgasmic contractions of the uterus bring pleasure not only to the mother, but also to the unborn child. At the same time, they are so weak and short-lived that they cannot harm him in any way.

Every pregnancy is unique, like every woman, so during this period you need to learn to listen to your body, the advice of an experienced doctor and enjoy life. And with or without making love - it's up to you.

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