Couples sometimes erroneously believe that having sex while pregnant is dangerous. Men in particular think their penis may poke the amniotic sac. A fetus grows inside the amniotic sac in the uterus. Furthermore, to get to the uterus you have to get through the cervix, a barrier or canal to the vagina. To make a long story short, no, a man cannot poke or hurt the baby.

Unless there are underlying medical issues or concerns, there is no reason why expecting couples should stop enjoying sex. In fact, there are benefits for getting hot and bothered while waiting for the baby to come.

Orgasms

During pregnancy your hormones are at an all time high. Therefore, the nipples are perkier, the clitoris more engorged, and the blood flow in the pelvic area is high, meaning it is easier to achieve mind- blowing orgasm. Women admit orgasms during pregnancy last longer and are stronger.

Healthier

The IgA antibodies during sex increase. This boosts a woman’s immunity which tends to be low during pregnancy.

Exercise

You can burn anywhere from 50 to 150 calories per sex session, depending on the exertion and length of time. What a great way to keep active.

Happiness

During those epic orgasms, the body releases endorphins. This makes mama and baby happy.

Blood pressure

Sex during pregnancy is known to reduce a woman’s blood pressure.

Pain tolerance

Orgasms during sex strengthen the pelvic muscles used during labour.

Intimacy

Oxytocin is released during an orgasm. This is the happy hormone that strengthens the bond and intimacy among couples.

Better sleep

After sex, endorphins are released which leaves you feeling satisfied and in a high state. This makes for an easy, relaxed sleep.

Self-esteem

Feeling sexy and desired increases a woman’s self-esteem. Particularly when her body is going through so many changes.

 

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