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Is Sex Safe During Pregnancy?

Posted By Gyno-Blog

January 29, 2020

Sex is a natural, normal part of pregnancy — if you’re having a normal pregnancy.

👉🏻 Penetration and intercourse’s movement won’t harm the baby, who is protected by your abdomen and the uterus’ muscular walls.

👉🏻 Your baby is also cushioned by the amniotic sac’s fluid.

👉🏻The contractions of orgasm aren’t the same as labor contractions.

👉🏻 Still, as a general safety precaution, some doctors advise avoiding sex in the final weeks of pregnancy, believing that hormones in semen called prostaglandins can stimulate contractions.

👉🏻 One exception may be for women who are overdue and want to induce labor.

👉🏻Some doctors believe that prostaglandins in semen actually induce labor in a full-term or past-due pregnancy, since the gel used to “ripen” the cervix and induce labor also contains prostaglandins.

👉🏻 But other doctors believe this semen/labor connection is only theoretical and that having sex doesn’t trigger labor.

👉🏻As for orgasm, those contractions aren’t the same as labor contractions. So there’s no problem there.

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