Certainly, the fear of hurting the fetus is often present, but once reassured by the gynecologist or midwife; other factors come into play.
There is no denying, for the nine months of pregnancy, the couple's sexuality is changed.
The modification of the romantic relationship often evolves over months of pregnancy. Very active in the first quarter, sexuality is subject to ups and downs. As the date of delivery approaches.
The belly grows; the legs swell; the pounds are accumulating that the woman feels less and less desirable even if the feeling is not necessarily shared by the spouse.
Added to this fatigue, nervousness and the idea of not being able to seduce her partner, be desirable and wanted.
Facts which may often wrongly be questioning the initial state of happiness.
Pregnancy does not in itself represent a barrier to physical love, which, unless specific health, can in no way interfere with the child development and is also very reassuring and structuring for the couple.
So that some couples even find an increased desire on the other, an evolution of the love game in which the pregnant woman fully blossomed.
Sexuality for the parents safe fetus
The reason that very often encourages couples to limit or to refrain from sex during pregnancy is the fear can harm the fetus.
An understandable concern but that is unfounded. Indeed, the fetus is fully protected within the placenta and amniotic fluid in which it operates.
Impossible, therefore, that during sex, the man's penis can hurt the fetus.
Some researchers even argue that the penetration, especially during the last trimester of pregnancy has a positive effect on the cervix and helps prepare the pelvic muscles for childbirth.
One thing is for sure, and all the doctors and experts agree on the fact that in normal fetal growth and smooth pregnancy, there are no cons to sex-indications for the nine-month motherhood.
And in many cases, the pregnancy progresses in a normal saline.
The circumstances under which sex should be reduced or suspended are few and relate almost exclusively as threats of miscarriage, the possibility of a premature birth, the presence of infection, an abnormality in the placenta, loss of amniotic fluid or a twin pregnancy at risk in all other situations, no reason to interrupt the game of love for parents, quite the contrary.
For women whose sexual appetite, desire tends to increase the partner is common.
The reason lies in increasing production of sex hormones, prolactin, responsible sexual stimulation.
The psychological limitations imposed by pregnancy.
Sometimes, however, that despite the absence of cons-indications to the practice of sex during pregnancy, sexual relations suffer a drop in frequency or abstinence for no apparent reason.
However, obviously, the reasons for this lack of sexual desire are available.
It is not usually grounds of physical ailments but a psychological change that may affect both the man over a woman on desire and sexual pleasure.
The first change undoubtedly the almost inevitable psychological separation of the reproductive function of sexuality to that of pleasure: it can sometimes be hard for a man to collect the alike time his partner as a woman and as mother her child, as it may be difficult for a mother to accept to have fun the same way that it will become a mother.
Physical manifestations notably during the first trimester alone are sufficient to explain the declines in sexual activity (vomiting, nausea, enlarged breasts become painful ...).
To this we must add the body shapes that change with the natural course of pregnancy.
While some women accept these bodily changes and feel good about this fresh body, others are struggling to recognize and can feel desirable (weight gain, belly grows). Imagine a decrease of its charm and attraction of its partner for this new body is thus quite legitimate but is often unfounded. Indeed, many men like the curves of the loved one during pregnancy.
The dialogue must help the couple come together and share moments of intimacy and complicity the love that's good.
However, do not be alarmed if during pregnancy, the couple is struggling to find stability in the expression of his own sexual desire.
It is important to seek to understand the emotions of the partner to begin the dialogue and complex shameless, exposing their fears and feelings by making their needs, desires.
Attention, the words soft and reassuring as the tender moments are precious to the mother and are the only way for the welfare of both partners.
Sexual activity, in fact, strengthens the sense of intimacy and especially creates an atmosphere of relaxation and tranquility valuable during this period of pregnancy.
If sex is impossible for medical reasons and prohibited by the gynecologist, it is very important that the couple can talk about to give way to other event's intimate communication equipment and tenderness. Kissing, fondling and sex without penetration are also part of the sexual relationship and unity between the two partners. A relationship that should not be enclosed in parentheses, but must be adapted to pregnancy for the couple is welded, as the mother feels supported and understood, the future father remains intimate with his partner until the arrival of baby.
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