Yes, that is your body's response to the oxytocin
that is being released during orgasm. There is no
need to worry about sex putting you into labor prematurely
unless of course you are already at risk of premature
labor. The other issue is again assuring: intercourse
and orgasm during late pregnancy actually reduces
the risk of preterm delivery in low risk patients.
Is it safe to have
sex during pregnancy?
In most cases - yes. Your doctor will advise you against
it only if you have complications to deal with or
if you have a history of complications in your previous
pregnancy(s). Orgasms can trigger uterine contractions
that can be bad news for women experiencing high risk
What about oral
sex? Is that safe?
Oral sex is considered safe during pregnancy provided
your partner avoids blowing air into your vagina -
a practice that could allow an air bubble to find
its way into your bloodstream and produce fatalistic
results. Another point of apprehension is the hormonal
changes of pregnancy can change the taste and odor
of your vaginal secretions that your partner may find
Is it normal to
lose all interest in sex when you are pregnant?
Pregnancy may change your feelings about sex totally
or it may have no effect on your sex life whatsoever.
While some experience an improved sex life, for others
sex totally fizzles out after becoming pregnant. For
some women pregnancy symptoms put them off sex in
the first trimester, only to have the interest revived
in the second trimester, and the interest tapers off
once again in the final trimester. Others have zero
interest throughout the nine months and still others
have a great time throughout the three trimesters.
Blame it on the hormone estrogen! Some couples fear
sex because of a bad history of miscarriage.
I experienced spotting
after having sex one night. Does that mean that having
sex can hurt my baby?
Try not to panic; the spotting could be coming from
the cervical blood cells. Since it is difficult to
differentiate between harmless bleeding and problematic
spotting, some doctors will advise abstinence during
the first trimester until your cervix becomes less
prone to this type of bleeding. Of course once the
bleeding has been confirmed to be not in any way harmful,
then intercourse is harmless.