Is it safe to have sex while pregnant?
Many people wonder if it is safe to make love during pregnancy. Of course, you should always consult your care provider if you have specific problems or questions. But, in general, sex during pregnancy is perfectly safe.
In fact, there can be many benefits of sex during pregnancy.
As a transitional time of life, keeping the intimacy in your marriage alive is both healthy and important for both of the partners. Also, sex during pregnancy can be very stress free for many couples. They don’t have to worry about trying to get pregnant or trying to avoid getting pregnant.
There are also known benefits to sex during pregnancy. Semen is a natural prostaglandan (cervical ripener) and some midwives report that their clients who are sexually active during pregnancy are less likely to go overdue. In fact, many women report that they start labor after making love. Sex with orgasm causes an oxytocin release that can kick start an overdue baby.
Despite the ability of sex to start labor, unless you have a history of preterm labor, sex is still perfectly safe throughout pregnancy. Your body will know when it is time.