Vibrator During Pregnancy: Is It Safe for the Baby?

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Pregnancy is no time to ignore your sexual desires. In truth, some women find their arousal increases during pregnancy. You naturally experience increased pelvic blood flow and increased breast sensitivity, which can heighten your sexual pleasure. You may also find sex uncomfortable as your belly grows.

As long as you have a normal, healthy pregnancy, using vibrators is a perfectly safe and often effective way to achieve orgasm. You can use the vibrator on your own during masturbation or you can use it with your partner during sex. Using vibrators and having orgasms during pregnancy is not associated with any increased risk of miscarriage or pregnancy complications in healthy pregnant women. The womb and the amniotic fluid surrounding your baby cushions them well enough that the increased movements and muscle contractions won’t harm them.

All You Need to Know About Vibrator During Pregnancy

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They’re considered generally safe to use during pregnancy as long as you follow a few strict rules:

When to avoid that stimulation

You shouldn’t use a vibrator or insert any sex toy into your vagina if your water has already broken. This increases your risk of infection by introducing bacteria into your vagina. If you’re taking measures to avoid early delivery or preterm birth, using a vibrator to achieve orgasm may initiate contractions. If you have placenta previa, or a low placenta located near your cervix, using a vibrator may increase your chances of bleeding and miscarriage.

Safety measures

You need to use the same caution with a vibrator as you would during sex to prevent infection or diseases. Clean your vibrator with mild soap and water between uses. Never pass a vibrator back and forth between partners without washing it first or covering it with a condom to prevent sharing fluids and exposing yourself to sexually transmitted infections. Never use a vibrator anally, then vaginally without washing it first. Be careful not to penetrate yourself too forcefully, especially with a very rigid vibrator.

Warning signs

If you experience any discomfort while using your vibrator, stop right away. Visit doctor if there is mild pain or light vaginal spotting. If you experience moderate to severe pain or experience vaginal bleeding, stop using your vibrator and call your healthcare provider right away. The same is true of any sex toy or object you insert into your vagina, including your partner’s penis.

So what would be considered fine? How do I stay safe while stimulating myself?

Using sex-toys like dildos and vibrators are safe during pregnancy. After all, they’re just mechanical versions of the real thing — though make sure that anything you introduce into the vagina is clean before you use it.
Silicone toys that don’t vibrate can be cleaned by boiling for five to 10 minutes or putting in the  dishwasher; for those that do vibrate, wash in warm water with antibacterial soap.

While it’s always smart to avoid penetrating the vagina too deeply with a sex toy (and you should never use one with sharp edges that causes you great pain), you don’t need to worry too much about piercing the placenta or hurting the baby. The mucous plug in your cervix safely seals off the uterus — and your little one — from the outside world.

Should I masturbate during Pregnancy?

Unless orgasms and any kind of sexual stimulation are off the table, because of a high-risk pregnancy or concerns about premature labor, masturbating during pregnancy, either solo or with your partner, is perfectly safe — and a great way to release any extra tension you’re feeling.

Sexual stimulation is great for helping you relax and improve your mood.

Should I worry about anything else during pregnancy?

Not at all. Having sex is an important aspect of every healthy relationship. As a pregnant woman your body goes through a lot of physical and emotional changes and having sex can keep you connected with your partner. It helps to improve your mood and relax you. Just like it is safe to have sex during a healthy pregnancy and it limits your risks of preterm labor, you get the same benefits from the vibrator except for the connection with your partner but then when your belly is the size of a football, using vibrator during pregnancy remains the most comfortable way of deriving pleasure.

The good news about having sex and using sex toys during pregnancy

Almost anything that feels good for you is generally safe for your baby, as long as you have your doctor’s go ahead. Of course, as usual, if you are concerned, uncertain or have further questions, please talk to your doctor. Remember that there is no need to be shy or have inhibitions about talking to your doctor. It is better to talk and clarify than to abstain from sex altogether unnecessarily or take unnecessary risks. If your doctor advises you against having sex, make sure you ask clarifying questions. For instance, by sex does the doctor mean penetrative sex? Is it alright to use vibrators? Is it fine to engage in oral sex? Why exactly should sex be avoided (putting anything in the vagina as opposed to having orgasm through any means)? Depending on your specific condition, your doctor will be able to advise what can be done and what must be avoided.

But anyway, have a safe pregnancy!

Sources

https://www.cosmopolitan.com/sex-love/a18195702/vibrator-during-pregnancy-concerns/

https://www.babycenter.com/404_is-it-safe-to-use-a-vibrator-during-pregnancy_1245277.bc

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