Some of the surprising benefits of sex during pregnancy includes improved self esteem, sperms benefit by regulating the pregnant body’s immune system, prevention of pregnancy complications, better orgasm, calming effects, stress relief, less trips to the bathroom, better bladder control, etc, to name a few
In case of some women, sex and pregnancy are two different sides of a coin. On an average sexual activity decreases from the first few months of pregnancy and tapers down once you advance in the stages of pregnancy. The reason on why this occurs is dependent on the person.
In case of some women it occurs due to hormonal changes. They feel that their sex drive diminishes coupled with feelings of tiredness during the starting stages of pregnancy. After all, with morning sickness looming in the corner, you are not looking to get intimate! Isn’t it?
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12 Benefits of Sperm and Sex During Pregnancy
For some, sex during pregnancy is a strict no as it advised by the doctors. They do have a high risk pregnancy and chances of pre-term labour or miscarriages increases. Throwing light on some research facts, women love to have sex during pregnancy. What they feel is that it may cause some form of harm to the baby or their partners are not attracted to them as before.
Surprisingly sex does hold some amazing benefits during pregnancy which you need to be aware of as well. Below are 11 benefits of pregnancy sex which is going to appeal to anyone who has high levels of stress.
1} Sex is not going to harm the baby
It is a cause of fear among many couples that chances of miscarriage increases and the baby is not part of the results. The reason being that the baby is protected by a casting of uterine muscles along with amniotic fluid.
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2} Benefits of sperms during pregnancy
Frequent sex can prevent pregnancy complications. According to a Danish study , frequent sex may help prevent preeclampsia. Researchers believe it’s because of a protein found in sperm that can regulate the body’s immune system.
3} When pregnant women are known to have better orgasms
The genital area is prone to swelling with blood during the second trimester of pregnancy. It becomes more sensitive and this is the breeding ground of plentiful and intense orgasms. At this juncture it is easy to achieve orgasms and they are stronger and of longer duration. For women who had difficulty to achieve orgasm in the past, things tends to be easy during pregnancy
4} Sex is not going to induce early labor
Readiness of a woman for labor is figured out with the help of Bishop Score. This measures ripeness aspect of the cervix. Numerous studies are conducted on the relationship between labor and sex during the pregnancy. No results have turned conclusive on Bishop score with regards to sex during pregnancy.
5} Sex drive of women increases during the stages of pregnancy
The hormonal balance of a woman can change and work the other way around. This can amplify the need for more sex. Studies do point that sex reduction during pregnancy is also common and increase in the levels of sexual satisfaction is witnessed during this period as well. Even if it is a tinge less, the sex partners are part of makes it better.
6} Your self-esteem improves by leaps and bound.
A Polish research study that sex during pregnancy improves your self-esteem .To counter the problem of perceived attractiveness it does go a long way as well. With a lot of changes taking place in your body, it may seem that the body is no longer your own. With better sex drive, you become confident and develop positive feelings towards you. For some women this is that time where sex is important on how they feel and their relationship in general.
7} Both the partners tend to come close as a couple
Oxytocin, a hormone is released during sex, which controls intimacy and trust you develop with someone. Research is a testimony to the fact that even nasal sprays is embedded with oxytocin which goes on to increase the trust in each other. Sex seems the best mechanism to get into each other.
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8} During pregnancy even oral sex can work wonders
The reason for it is that there is a protein in semen could reduce the chances of preeclampsia when you swallow it. This disease occurs when placenta does not have enough supply of blood and the protein stops it by regulating the immune system.
9} It does have a calming effect
Sex in general, contributes to the overall wellbeing of your health, reduces stress and lowers blood pressure. More stress is on the way with the baby around the corner!
10} Options of trying some new positions
When you enter the third trimester, lying flat on your back is not a good idea. The reason for it is that the uterus puts a considerable amount of pressure on the blood vessels. For this doctors recommend to have sex from the back or the spooning position.
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11} Less bathroom breaks
Do you have a tendency to rush to the loo? Regular trips to bathroom and when you laugh or sneeze is common during pregnancy. Coupled with the fact that the baby becomes big and puts pressure on the bladder. It tends to make you more uncomfortable during the stages of pregnancy. Good news is that the muscles that help in strengthening of your uterus also regulate the flow of urine as well.
12} Better bladder control could be exercised once pregnancy is over
The process of birth does cause inconvenience to a lot of women. An ideal remedy would be to exercise your pelvic floor that will reduce or remove the effect. It is recommended that sex is good for women and especially for pelvic floor muscles and even if you have an orgasm. The reason for it is that the orgasm is known to contract the muscles that make them strong. Kegel exercise makes the pelvic muscles strong and toned. It paves way for a relatively easy child- birth.
Where does the sperm go during pregnancy?
During pregnancy, a vaginal vault is prepared and the vaginal opening will now end in a blind ending. The sperm deposited during intercourse will get deposited locally and eventually resorbed by the tissue or leak out as secondary discharge. Please note that to some extent this also happens in a regular scenario where the uterus is present and in most cases the opening of the uterus which opening into the roof of the vagina (known as Cervix) is tightly closed and allows only some of the semen to enter, the rest will come out or get resorbed as mentioned above.
Also, the marital relationship and the ejaculation of sperm within the uterus does not affect the fetus within the uterus because the fetus within the uterus is protected and difficult to harm from external factors. Also, semen contains a hormone called Prostaglandin, which may stimulate the cervix and cause contractions (so if you are hoping to stimulate labor sexually, be sure to ejaculate inside your partner’s vagina). But don’t worry as sex won’t cause premature labor in an otherwise healthy pregnancy.
To conclude pregnancy along with sex goes together, as you need to turn a blind eye towards unnecessary myths. Positioning yourself on your couch with amazing food cravings is enjoyable, but having pregnancy sex contributes to the overall well-being of your health. Both at physiological or physical level, the positive effects could be seen in the days to come.
So what on earth is preventing you from getting intimate with him today?
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