In the first trimester, the placenta implants and all foetal organs are developed. Excessive jerks or jostling could pose a risk to the pregnancy. It can also lead to a miscarriage.
In the last one month, if sex is unprotected then it can lead to infection probabilities especially if the water bag breaks. There is also a risk of premature labour.
The baby is safe within the amniotic fluid covered by membranes so there isn’t any risk to it but too much movement and jerk can cause pain to the mother.
Cuddling and foreplay can be just as satisfying – it is important to be emotionally connected to be able to welcome the newborn with love in this world.
Using a lubricant is advised, as the woman might be experiencing vaginal dryness and itching due to hormonal changes.
Some safe sex positions are woman on top, doggy style and even man on top but with not much weight on the woman’s abdomen – if there is any discomfort during this, the couple should avoid it.
Thought sex during pregnancy is off-limits? Well no, here are some basic facts you need to know about pregnancy-sex, to play it safe during those crucial nine months.