Sex during pregnancy: when prohibited?
Is sex safe during pregnancy? This question worries every couple.
If pregnancy occurs without complications, there are no restrictions, but there are situations when sex is prohibited.
Abstain from having sex during pregnancy, future parents will have to face the threat of termination of pregnancy and with an increase in the tone of the uterus, regardless of the waiting period for the baby. It is very important to recognize the dangerous state in time.
Signs of the threat of termination of pregnancy are most often painful pains in the lower abdomen, an increase in the tone of the uterus, when it contracts like a stone, and for a long time remains so, causing painful sensations. Also, a frequent companion of this dangerous condition are spotting from the genital organs.
Is it possible to have sex during pregnancy if all is well?
If the future mummy is healthy, you can have sex during pregnancy. By itself, sexual contact can not provoke a threat of interruption.
For this there must be some reasons – for example, abnormalities in the structure of the genital organs, gynecological diseases before pregnancy (such as uterine myoma, endometriosis), hormonal disorders in the body of a pregnant woman – a deficit of progesterone – a hormone that supports pregnancy, changes in the level of thyroid hormones , infectious diseases, for example, sexually transmitted diseases, etc. In addition, the threat of termination of pregnancy can develop if the cervix is weak and can not fulfill its obturator function, hold the growing fetus inside the uterus.
Such a problem can arise, for example, after deep neck ruptures in previous births. In all these situations, sex during pregnancy can provoke an increase in the tone of the uterus and cause bleeding or miscarriage.
If a woman previously had miscarriages or premature birth, the doctor recommends that the couple limit sex during pregnancy. Dangerous are the days of supposed menstruation (that is, the period when the woman had conceptions before the conception), as well as the dates of previous miscarriages.
If the cause of miscarriage or premature birth is maintained during this pregnancy, the ban on sexual activity will be categorical.
If pregnancy develops without complications, restrict intimate relationships only in the first trimester and at critical times (the days of the expected monthly and / or the date of miscarriage).
Sex during pregnancy: when there is a risk of detachment of the placenta?
In the normal location of the placenta, sex during pregnancy can not cause it to detach. If the placenta is attached to the cervical region and blocks the exit from it (this condition is called placenta previa), then during sex, its detachment can occur and bleeding begins.