The 5 biggest myths about sex during pregnancy debunked!
Sex and pregnancy go together like, well, sex and pregnancy. In most cases it takes sex to get pregnant (hey, we live in a modern world, not everyone has babies the old fashioned way), then when you're pregnant you're probably going to have sex--and you should it's perfectly okay. Then once you have the baby, it's time to have sex again, but not too soon. Man that's a lot of sex and there are a lot of myths surrounding sex and pregnancy. What say we debunk 5 of them?
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Myth #1: Having sex while you are pregnant can hurt the baby. Nope, it won't. Doesn't matter how well endowed your partner is your baby is well protected and your cervix is shut tight to further protect your little one.
Myth #2: Your sex drive will tank. It is true that there are times during pregnancy and after pregnancy where the last thing on your mind will be getting down and dirty, but many women (myself included) experience surges in their sex drive during pregnancy. If that's the case, enjoy it!
Myth #3: Having sex while pregnant can hurt you. Let's all agree that you don't want anyone jumping around your belly while you are pregnant, which can take certain sexual positions out of contention, but one of the beautiful things about sex is that you can have it in so many ways. Get creative! Move around, turn sideways, see what works and feels the most comfortable.
Myth #4: Having can induce labor. Yes, you can get a contraction after sex from a hormone in semen and the idea is that if you are close to your due date or overdo this may push you over the line, but this is more of an old wive's tale than anythng else.
Myth #5: Once you have the baby, you will be ready to have sex in six weeks. While six weeks seems to be the gold standard, that's not exactly true for everyone. Think of six weeks as the absolute bare minimum time that you should give yourself to heal. Having sex before you have fully healed can increase your chances of pain or infection.
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