Pregnancy Sex & Your Relationship

Pregnancy will affect your relationship with your partner. But with creativity, you still can enjoy a healthy sex life and a solid connection, it may be even better than ever!
Several cases that women lost interest in sex once they became pregnant. As they fear of causing a miscarriage, although there is no evidence that this is something to worry about, doctors advise women who had repeated miscarriages not to have sex in the early weeks to be on the safe side.
Sex can be more fun during pregnancy because the pressure is off. If sex had begun to seem like a chore because you were working overtime to get pregnant, now it’s all fun and games.
Some Risk of Having Sex During Pregnancy:

  • You have unexplained bleeding and a history of premature birth or labor.
  • You have placenta previa, a condition where a portion of the placenta covers the cervix.
  • You’re in the last trimester
  • Your water have break

The Health Benefits of Having Sex During Pregnancy:

  • Improves orgasms
  • Burns calories.
  • Lowers blood pressure
  • Reduces pain
  • Improves sleep:
    • For moms: Sex is relaxing — so it helps you sleep better.
    • For babies: The rocking motion of a sex session often lulls baby to sleep.
  • Boosts immunity
  • Boosts happiness
  • Increases intimacy
  • Speeds up postpartum recovery

When Can You Have Sex After Delivery?

Six-week after your postpartum checkup but if only your delivery goes smoothly. You do want to wait until then to prevent infection, allow your uterus to shrink back to normal, and give your episiotomy or c-section time to heal.
Research shows that couples typically resume relations anywhere from seven weeks to six months after their baby is born. But other studies suggest that while the body can be coaxed, the libido lags. And that’s hardly surprising. Some may fear that sex will probably hurt. If you had a rough delivery, you’re going to be sore for a while. And also breastfeeding reduces estrogen, which can dry your vagina and make sex uncomfortable. You may be simply exhausted from the stress and sleeplessness that come with caring for a newborn.
Regardless of any situation, the sex issue is resolvable through a greater understanding of each other’s feelings and needs through good communication.