Myths About Lovemaking During Pregnancy

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Many couples are generally nervous about making love during pregnancy. Surveys indicate that 50% of the women never attempt it especially during the first pregnancy.

Among men nearly 76% said that they never tried to make love during the first pregnancy as they're scared of the well being of the foetus.

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In couples who make love during pregnancy, surveys indicate that women initiate it more due to the high-libido during pregnancy. Now, here are some myths and facts.

Caution: Never take the decision of making love during pregnancy unless your doctor says it is safe for you. Your general health condition, medical history and your overall pregnancy condition should be considered to determine whether it is safe for you.

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Myth #1

Myth: Sex could hurt the baby inside the womb.
Fact: The womb protects the foetus.

However, unless you are educated about the ideal positions to make out, it is better to abstain from it.

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Myth #2

Myth: Orgasms could cause early labour.
Fact: Contractions occur when the body is ready.

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Myth #3

Myth: Penis could infect the womb.
Fact: The amniotic sac acts as a protection. But still, it is better to use protection.

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Myth #4

Myth: The baby will come to know about it!
Fact: As the baby doesn't develop awareness while in the womb, it is impossible for your baby to know about it.

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Myth #5

Myth: Orgasms could cause pre-term labour.
Fact: Many sources say that making love during pregnancy could reduce the chances of preterm labour.

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Myth #6

Myth: There are no benefits.
Fact: The benefits are: it can boost immunity, minimise pain, improves sleep quality, lowers blood pressure, enhances mood and burns calories.

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But couples need to first consult the family gynecologist in order to avoid any further complications.

Read more about: pregnancy, parenting, doctor, womb, foetus
Story first published: Thursday, January 12, 2017, 18:15 [IST]
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