Can you have sex during pregnancy? Should you? While it may be hard to believe, getting those two lines on the pregnancy test doesn’t necessarily mean saying goodbye to passion for the next nine months. Thanks to those surging hormones, you may even have a higher sex drive than you did before! As an added bonus, everything becomes a little more ‘sensitive’ when you’re pregnant if you catch our drift.
If you’re wanting to get a little frisky with baby bump in tow, but are asking yourself questions like ‘Is it safe?’, ‘Will my baby feel it?’ or ‘Is there a best way to do it while pregnant?’ then you’re in the right place because we’ve got the answers. We got the opinions of our mums who have been there and done it, as well as some top sex professionals, so that you can have sex during pregnancy with peace of mind. You’re welcome.
Don’t forget to take a look at the rest of our Sex Guide right here.
And for more info about what to expect throughout pregnancy, check out our week by week guide.
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Let’s talk about sex baby! If you have questions about sex when you’re pregnant head on over to the Support Group, where you can even ask anonymously.
It’s perfectly safe to have sex during pregnancy unless your doctor or midwife has told you not to. It won’t hurt your baby and they won’t have any idea what’s happening. The important thing is that you feel comfortable, so you may need to experiment a little bit, particularly as your bump grows.
Yes, sex during early pregnancy does not cause miscarriage contrary to what you migh have heard. For more information watch our video.
Taking part in this video:
Dr Karen Gurney
Dr Larisa Corda
Production music by www.epidemicsound.com