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Sex during pregnancy

health-and-fitness Updated: Apr 19, 2010 17:09 IST
Dr Kavan Lakdawala
Dr Kavan Lakdawala
Hindustan Times
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Some people think that sex during pregnancy affects the baby. Why do people spread rumors? Why do they deprive themselves from the pleasures of life? Only the treating gynecologist may suggest any restrictions. Penetrative sex never harms the foetus. The foetus is lodged in the womb. The penis can enter only a few centimeters in the vagina.

The second trimester of pregnancy is considered to be safe for having sexual intercourse. Couples do enjoy sexual life during pregnancy. Some of the females do complain of reduced sexual desire during the pregnancy months. Few couples believe that sex during pregnancy may harm the foetus. Some feel sex is dirty during pregnancy. Others fear abortion.

Couples are advised to avoid putting pressure on the female abdomen during pregnancy. The rear entry or side-by-side position is preferable. Woman on top is another option. Couples are often advised to use a condom during sex to avoid the chances of infections. Mutual masturbation is another option.