Most of you will know that pregnancy releases many hormones that can enhance your libido, therefore boosting your sex drive


However, when it comes to having sex while pregnant, many of us have questions on the ins and outs (excuse the pun) of it.


Is it safe? Will it speed up my labour? Will it hurt more? The list is endless, but we have some answers for you. 


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Is it OK to have sex during pregnancy?

For the most part, women who are having a normal pregnancy may continue to have sex right up until they go into labour, so that is GREAT news.


However, there are some circumstances in which you may need to modify your activity or abstain from sex altogether for part or all of your pregnancy. It is a tough pill to swallow, but ultimately it will be worth it. 


Does sex during pregnancy harm the baby?

No, a baby isn't hurt when a pregnant woman and her partner have sex. The amniotic sac and the strong muscles of the uterus protect the baby, and the thick mucus plug that seals the cervix helps guard against infection. 


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Can sex during pregnancy cause a miscarriage?

Many couples worry that sex during pregnancy can cause a miscarriage, but sex isn't generally a concern. Most miscarriages occur because the foetus isn't developing normally.


What are the best sexual positions during pregnancy?

OK so obviously some sex positions are just off limits when you're rocking a bump (karma sutra is a no).


The key is to be comfortable during sex, so as not push your body too much. Check out these pregnancy-friendly positions, you'll be glad you did.  


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Can having sex trigger labour?

No, not if you have a normal, low-risk pregnancy. Contrary to popular belief, sexual stimulation or orgasm cannot start labour or cause a miscarriage.


While orgasm may cause mild uterine contractions, the contractions are generally temporary and not a sign of induced labour.


Is oral sex safe when I'm pregnant?

For the most part, yes. Just be very careful, as oral sex can often give rise to an air embolism (a bubble that gets into your blood circulation). While rare, an air embolism can pose a danger to your baby. 


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