Yes. In the event that you’ve had a healthy pregnancy, there’s no reason why you and your partner can’t have sex. The thick bodily mucus attachment that seals your cervix helps your infant against infection. The amniotic sac and the strong muscles of your uterus (womb) likewise keep your child safe.
Your partner’s penis won’t harm your infant in any way while you’re engaging in sexual relations. You may discover your infant moves around a bit after you’ve had an orgasm. It’s nothing to stress over. Your infant’s responding to the pounding of your heart. He doesn’t know what’s going on or feel any inconvenience.
You may have heard that having sex can bring on labour before your infant is prepared to be conceived. This is not true, as long as you have had a direct pregnancy.
If your body is not ready to go into labour, having sex won’t make you have a premature birth. Indeed, it appears that if you have normal sex amid pregnancy you might be less likely to give birth prematurely!
There are, nevertheless, a few circumstances where you must be cautious about engaging in sexual relations.
If you’ve had any bleeding or spotting in early pregnancy, your specialist may encourage you not to engage in sexual relations until you reach 14 weeks. Sex will probably be restricted under the following, and possibly other, circumstances:
- If you’re experiencing signs of preterm labor or, perhaps, if you have the past of preterm labor
- If you’ve been diagnosed with incompetent cervix or placenta previa
- perhaps, if you’re experiencing vaginal bleeding or if you have a history of miscarriages