Q. I am a 29-year-old man who is soon going to become a father. My wife who is 26 years old is pregnant for 4 months. Although we are very happy that we are soon going to be proud parents, we have realised that we have the urge to try out sex during pregnancy. Since this is our first pregnancy, we are very scared about everything. Is it safe to have sex during pregnancy? Will intercourse affect the baby or my wife's health. We do not want any kind of complications in our pregnancy and are therefore really sceptical about having sex during pregnancy. Although we read earlier that if done in the right way, having sex during pregnancy is safe. Please guide us. Sex During Period & Pregnancy: Can a Woman Get Pregnant on Her Menstrual Cycle?

Ans. If you are having a healthy pregnancy, having sex while having the baby protected in your amniotic sac is not at all a problem. You can enjoy having sex with your partner even during pregnancy, there's no reason why you and your partner can't have a full and satisfying sex life. Your baby is safe within the strong muscles of the womb, a uterus with thick mucus plug sealing your cervix guards against infection. Therefore, it is practically safe to have intercourse during

Does Sex During Pregnancy Cause Miscarriages?

Usually, couples involving in sex during pregnancy, fear of miscarriages and if they, unfortunately, go through a miscarriage they begin to blame sexual intercourse.  Penetrative sex during early pregnancy doesn't cause a miscarriage. However, if you have some complications during pregnancy, you must talk to your medic. Sex during the end of the pregnancy term should be avoided.

What Happens to the Sperm Inside a Pregnant Woman?

A sperm entering into a pregnant woman usually goes futile. Once the woman is pregnant, the biological processes in the woman's body prevent her from getting pregnant a second time during the pregnancy. For one, the woman's body releases hormones that halt ovulation and also creates a mucus plug develops in the cervix and prevents sperm from travelling further.

Another reason why people avoid sex during pregnancy is that they feel the contractions of orgasm is similar to labour contractions, which is not the case. However, as a general safety precaution, doctors advise avoiding sex in the final weeks of pregnancy as they believe that hormones in semen called "prostaglandins" may stimulate contractions.

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