In the previous section, we covered some of the frequently asked questions which a lot of puzzled couples ask.
And their bewilderment is apparent considering sex life after pregnancy takes a whole new turn; however, sex education and information regarding the do’s and don’ts during the sexual session could bring back the lost spirit of sex among couples.
In the given write up, I shall resolve some of the most frequently troubling questions concerning sex during pregnancy.
So, Let’s begin with hitting the troubles out of the park.
Question: Can I have unprotected sex during pregnancy?
Answer: A lot of women think that pregnancy makes them impervious to sexual diseases and infections. That’s utterly ridiculous. Your pregnancy has nothing to do with contraception. You are still prone to life-threatening diseases as you were without being pregnant. So, yes. You still need barrier methods like a condom to safeguard yourself against STDs. It’s even necessary when you have changed your sex partner.
Question: What should I keep in mind when it comes to sex during pregnancy?
Answer: Listen, you don’t have to fear anything. Your sexual urge is pretty reasonable. There’s a constant hormonal flutter when you get pregnant. Moreover, your estrogen and progesterone volume is an all-time high. Your desire to have sex is perfectly fine. And if you fear that you might harm or injure your baby, you are wrong. A pillow covered by another pad protects your baby. With double the protection, your baby is completely safe, and your sexual impulse will have no alarming effect on the fetus; however, see to it that you don’t over-pressurize your womb. If you are not comfortable having it, persuade your partner about your discomfort and convince about the oral sex.
Question: Would gynecologic issues bar me from having sex?
Answer: If you have normal pregnancy, i.e., if your vagina doesn’t bleed or throw liquid discharge frequently; or you don’t feel burning sensation while micturition; or your water sac is completely intact; you can have an active sex life; however, if your pregnancy has complications (as mentioned above) like constant nausea and excruciating leg pain, you’d have to take few cautions. If you have had a miscarriage (s) in the past or dilated cervix early in the pregnancy, you should steer clear of sex. In other conditions like Placenta previa— the ceaseless vaginal bleeding without pain or penis infection of the husband also invite no sexual sessions. You shouldn’t take the baton of judging your pregnancy. Make a frequent visit to the doctors and stay honest about the pregnancy and sexual condition. Based on the inferences, your doctor will advise his two-bits which could prevent complications during the delivery.
Question: Will I get pregnant again if I have sex during pregnancy?
Answer: It’s genuinely a good and funny question. It’s like that curious kid’s question which stuns the teacher; however, the answer no. For making you pregnant, a sperm cell needs an egg to fertilize. When you get pregnant, your body stops ovulating, i.e., it doesn’t produce any egg. Moreover, with pregnancy, your uterus gets wholly shut off. Hence, it prevents the sperm-egg to reach the egg (if any).
Question: Will pregnancy affect my sex drive (libido)?
Answer: The impact of pregnancy is different on different women. Not all women take pregnancy in the same way. As there’s a massive hormonal change during pregnancy, it might not go well with some of the women. The ever-modifying hormone makes some women undergo stress, tiredness, etc. They are the official contributors to the low sex drive. Women who are not prepared for the baby also face depressive symptoms and reduced sex desire. It’s common in the first few months or maybe the first three months. Later in the second trimester, women get used to the condition and feel energized for sex.