Complete Guide to Sex During Pregnancy and Post Pregnancy

Last Updated on November 28th, 2021

You might have asked everything from the doctor regarding your pregnancy, diet to be followed and safety of the baby. But I am sure there are still questions that you wanted to ask but felt shy. After that you might have thought of asking the same question from your experienced siblings or friends, and you might have failed again to gather the information you wanted. But, don’t worry you are at the right place if you wanted to ask, when you can have sex during pregnancy, and how often can you have. Sometimes the question that can come in mind is “can we have sex post pregnancy”? Am I right mister/ma’am? Look there is nothing to feel shy of or being thought as too desperate that you can’t even give a pause to your sex life for nine months.

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sex and pregnancy

What is the Answer

Everybody has some doubts in the mind during the period of pregnancy. Plus the safety concern for the unborn baby also becomes a cause to be sure to know whether it’s absolutely safe to have sex or not. Moreover, the myths around the world regarding sex during pregnancy forces the couples to stay away from the thoughts of sex.

But, there is a good news for all the couples. Science has proven that it’s totally safe to have sex during pregnancy. In fact, there are proofs to show that sex is a healthy exercise during pregnancy which ensures smooth delivery also. There are myths that labour comes early (before baby is fully grown) if you have had sex during pregnancy. But, this is not even 1% true as long as you have a normal pregnancy. If your body is not ready for delivery, then sex in no ways can cause birth of a premature baby, in fact there are instances which show that having sex ensure you do not give birth to premature baby!!

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sex during pregnancy
sex during pregnancy


Is it Fine to have Sex during Pregnancy?

Actually there is a thick mucus plug that seals your cervix and helps to guard baby against any sort of infection. The sac and strong muscles of uterus also helps keep baby safe from any hard movement. And there is no or zero possibility that your partner’s penis would cause any harm or damage to your unborn baby. You might observe some of baby after you’ve had orgasm, but there is nothing to worry about that also because your baby doesn’t know what’s happening around, it’s just your baby’s reaction towards your increased heartbeat. He doesn’t feel any discomfort with sex or insertion of penis.

The contractions and movements of your uterus are perfectly normal and you don’t need to worry about them affecting the baby. Due to increased blood volume and engorgement, your cervix may bleed slightly after sex during pregnancy. So don’t worry if you see a bit of blood also.


healthy sex tips, sexual health
healthy sex tips, sexual health


What About Sex during Last months of Pregnancy?

Now the question arises, if we have had sex during first two trimesters without any problem, can we still have sex in last trimester. So, there is a simple answer to this complicated question. As long as your pregnancy is progressing normally, you should still be able to have sex in your last months, provided you’re not carrying multiples.

You might have come across a number of myths surrounding your last trimester and sex. But, scientifically there has been no link between preterm labor and sex in the last trimester. There is a point of caution that you must not ignore in your last trimester. The caution is that lying flat on your back at this late stage in pregnancy is not a good idea. Always make sure that the woman-on-top position is best suited while making love. It helps in making sure you are not putting pressure on the tummy directly.

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Although most women can safely have sex throughout pregnancy, sometimes it’s best to be cautious.

There are, however, some circumstances where you may have to be careful about having sex.

• History of cervical weakness
• Low-lying plecenta
• Had heavy bleeding
• Had a vaginal infection
• If you’ve had any bleeding in early pregnancy
• You’re in the last trimester, carrying multiples.


If you suffer or fall into any of the above categories, be sure to ask your doctor about having sex and follow his tips. And always call your practitioner if you experience a discharge of bright-red blood after sex (especially if it’s accompanied by fever), or any leaking fluid. Even if in any of the case any bleeding follows, do not panic. These situations could be easily handled by practitioners and doctors. And nothing has got anything to do with your baby, it’s just your cervix which causes blood to come out.


sex and child safety during pregnancy
sex and child safety during pregnancy


Is It safe to have Sex Post Pregnancy?

Now is the major question. Once you have given birth to baby, how soon you can restart your normal sex life? See, you might have given birth to baby vaginally or by C-section, but your body needs time to heal. Often four to six week time is required by a normal woman to recover, yet do confirm with doctor or your health practitioner before indulging into any act. Actually cervix has opened up a lot while childbirth, now it needs time for the cervix to close, postpartum bleeding to stop, and any tears or repaired lacerations to heal. So, I’ll suggest you to have rest for six months before starting your sex life again. And six weeks shouldn’t be a big deal if it concerns your partner’s health and safety.

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And make sure once you’re ready to have sex, take it slow — and use contraception until you’re ready for any subsequent pregnancies.


Practice Healthy…!! Stay Healthy…!!

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