Pregnancy causes so many bodily changes. You are likely to feel nausea most of the time and even start to vomit without any notice, especially in the mornings, or even when just smelling specific foods. Most of the time, you remain tired and do not feel up to a lot of intimacy with your partner. As both of you are quite cautious about the new baby coming into this world, what’s the first thought that crosses your mind? Is it safe to have sex during pregnancy? Well, there are certain common issues which men and women might face that deserves consideration for venturing down that path.
Common issues faced:
However, not all people are comfortable with pregnancy sex. You may find yourself trying to have sex with your partner, but find yourself brought up short by your own personal thoughts and concerns. That might cause some distance in your relationship. However, this is not going to take place if you have a supportive husband. It’s time to talk about some issues, which couple face while facing sex during pregnancy.
- Nausea: This is the first and foremost problem which most of the pregnant women face. Their stomachs are bloated and achy and with the feel of vomiting every other heartbeat away is one of the main reasons on why they love to keep intimacy at bay during such instances. Especially in the mornings.
- Fear of hurting baby: As new parents are quite cautious with their unborn child’s health, they feel that having sex might hurt the baby inside. Safe, gentle sex is always safe with a pregnancy. However, if your pregnancy has been dubbed high risk, it’s quite possible that the doctor may order, for few initial months, for you to refrain. After that, the doctor will check the woman’s health and can give you a green light on future sexual activity.
- Abdominal cramps: Sometimes, women cannot tolerate abdominal cramps. Those get too painful and out of their control. It can also cause them great distress worrying about the viability of their pregnancy. Trying to force intimacy during such instances can make the matter worse. So, it is important to avoid all these problems, especially when you are suffering painful cramps towards the lower abdomen region.
- Always feeling tired: Due to multiple hormonal changes, women feel tired most of the time during pregnancy. As they are carrying a baby within, so they need complete rest. So, leave the matter on her hands. If she wants to have sex, she will let you know.
Majority of times it is not unsafe to have sex during pregnancy. But, just to be on the safer side, you might want to consult a doctor first. What is often under discussed is the emotional part of this lack of intimacy and it’s important that you talk to each other about the barriers, be for her or him the lack of contact can play a substantial role in stress on the relationship. Intimacy is an important part of relationship health, find other ways to fill this need and continue to enjoy each other. Happy parents make for a happy baby!