Pregnancy and Sex
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My husband and I are expecting our second child. Our relationship
is wonderful and our sex life is normally great - but within the
last couple of weeks - just as I entered my third trimester - I
am suddenly terrified to have intercourse. Our first child was
early and my doctor at the time said it was likely because we
had sex and then later learned that my cervix was totally
effaced. My current doctor says everything is fine and I
shouldn't worry - but I am. Am I crazy?
From what I understand it's the semen that acts as a labor inducer
because my OB said that my husband and I should use a condom if I'm
worried about pre-term labor. That said it might be just the idea that
is making you nervous and, in that case, perhaps not having intercourse
(but other kinds of sexual contact) would be more relaxing and
pleasurable for you.
I just gave birth to my second child & with both children, my husband
and I enjoyed a great sex life right up until I gave birth (2 weeks
early with the first and several days late with the second). So, unless
your doctor says ''no sex,'' I wouldn't worry about it. If you do decide
to hold off on the sex until after the baby is born, my husband
recommends that you continue to have some kind of sexual activity
without intercourse for your husband's sake to prevent extra stress in
your relationship (which, if your pregnancies are like mine, any less
stress makes a BIG difference).
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