What to know about sex during pregnancy
When it comes to sex while being pregnant, there are many misconceptions with partners. Many worry about how sex will impact the baby, but the truth is that sex during pregnancy does not have the potential to harm a fetus during any part of a pregnancy.
Another popular myth is that sex pregnancy can induce labor, but medical study after medical study have proven that this is not the case at all. Maintaining a healthy sex life while pregnant is both safe and completely natural.
- A woman’s natural sex drive can actually escalate during certain periods of her pregnancy.
- Research study does not indicate that vaginal sex in any way leads to pre-term labor, or pre-term birth of the infant.
- During sex, the baby is protected by well-developed uterine muscles, by amniotic fluid and by a natural mucus plug that develops around the cervix.
“It is completely safe for a woman to continue having sex throughout her pregnancy unless her doctor or midwife has told her otherwise.”