When it comes to sex during pregnancy many questions come to mind. Can sex harm my baby? Will it feel different? How does my partner feel about it? Up to what stage is it safe to have sex? Although these are common concerns, the science is in, it is indeed extremely safe to have intercourse during pregnancy (for women with low risk pregnancies that is).
Some women crave more sexual intercourse during pregnancy than others. Regardless of how is your sexual appetite during your best months, here is a list of 3 benefits of having sex during pregnancy.
1) Sex during pregnancy lowers your blood pressure
One good news when it comes to sexual activity for pregnant women is that it may help control your blood pressure. Here’s why. Your body releases oxytocin, or the so called “love hormone”, during sexual activity. The hormone not only reduces stress, it also helps to keep your blood levels at a healthy level.
2) It reduces pain
Yes, you read it right! Sexual intercourse during pregnancy helps to reduce pain. This happens due to the release of several hormones like estrogen, progesterone and prolactin. Love making will relax the muscles and increase the blood flow into the pelvic area.
3) It makes you sleep better
Back pain, frequent urination, difficulty to find a sleeping position, etc. are just a common complaints pregnant women make about the quality of their sleep. We know how important it is for the baby’s health that the mom gets a sound night of sleep. Well, here’s the great news. After an orgasm that wonderful relaxing feeling helps pregnant women to sleep sound and nicely.
So there you go. Regular sex during pregnancy is indeed a healthy habit. An added bonus is the increase in the intimacy between the partners that can help maintain a happy and healthy relationship strengthening the bond between the two lovers.