When you think of the sexiest times in life, pregnancy might not immediately jump to mind. As your hormones shift and your body changes, you may find that your desire comes and goes. Or goes and comes. Expect the unexpected, because there is no one kind of normal.
You can have sex while pregnant, but here's when it's a bad idea
Normally, it's safe to have sex throughout your pregnancy. It's only for certain high-risk pregnancies that you may need to take precautions. And even if you're having a healthy pregnancy, there are some things you can do to make sex more comfortable. Here's what you need to know about having sex while pregnant. A high-risk pregnancy , means you or your baby have higher risks of various health complications, like going into preterm labor. But not every high-risk pregnancy will require you to avoid sex. Sherry A.
10 Things Dads-to-Be Need to Know About Sex During Pregnancy
Here, we dispel the top myths about sex during pregnancy. The Lowdown: This is one b-i-g myth. Did you know your amazing vagina stretches during sex? It naturally creates a gap of several centimeters between the penis and the cervix the opening to your uterus , even if your guy is particularly, um, well-endowed, says Moritz. Plus, the cervix is closed and sealed with a thick mucus plug to protect the baby, says KaLee Ahlin , MD, an ob-gyn at Loyola University Health System and assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Loyola University Chicago.
Pregnancy sex is not only safe, it's encouraged! Here's what's normal and what's not, plus expert advice and real-mom tips to make having sex during pregnancy as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. You've been trying and trying and—finally!