Having sex while pregnant is actually safe and can be done, with a note that the pregnancy that pregnant women live is healthy and normal. As long as pregnant women do not experience health problems, sex will not harm the fetus or have a negative impact on pregnant women.
In fact, sex during pregnancy can provide benefits for pregnant women and their partners, including increasing harmony and reducing stress during pregnancy. Sex is also a good form of exercise for pregnant women.
Although it is permissible to do this, the fact is that there are several conditions for pregnant women who are prohibited from having sex because it can harm the mother and fetus. Conditions that Prevent Pregnant Women from Having Sex Here are some conditions during pregnancy that make pregnant women should not have sex: 1. Ever gave birth prematurely
Premature birth is a condition when pregnant women give birth before 37 weeks of gestation or not yet full term. There are various factors that can increase the risk of a pregnant woman to give birth too early, ranging from infection, genetic disorders in the fetus, uterine or cervical disorders, impaired fetal growth and development, nutritional deficiencies, to severe stress. Pregnant women who have a history of preterm labor can also experience it again. Therefore, if the pregnant woman has a history of giving birth prematurely, the doctor may prohibit the pregnant woman from having sex to reduce the risk of it happening again.
2. High risk of miscarriage
Miscarriage is a condition where pregnancy stops by itself before reaching 20 weeks of gestation or in the first trimester. Causes of miscarriage can vary, namely genetic disorders in the fetus, infections during pregnancy, side effects of drugs, problems with the uterus, or certain diseases, such as diabetes. Miscarriage can also happen again, if the pregnant woman has experienced this condition before. If you have certain conditions that are at risk of causing a miscarriage, your doctor may advise you not to have sex during pregnancy. 3. Having a placental disorder
Pregnant women who experience placental disorders, such as placenta previa and placental abruption, are generally prohibited or encouraged to limit sexual intercourse. The reason is because orgasm can stimulate uterine contractions, so there is a risk of causing vaginal bleeding during pregnancy. When this happens, the condition of pregnant women and fetuses can be problematic. 4. Experiencing vaginal bleeding
Bleeding during pregnancy, especially in the first trimester, is quite common in some pregnant women. Usually this condition is nothing to worry about, because bleeding in early pregnancy may indicate implantation or attachment of the embryo (future fetus) to the uterine wall. However, bleeding during pregnancy can also be a sign of a serious condition that can endanger the health of the mother and fetus, especially if the bleeding does not stop or is accompanied by severe pain in the uterus. To find out the exact cause of vaginal bleeding that pregnant women experience, pregnant women need to see a doctor for a pregnancy check. If the bleeding is dangerous, the doctor may advise pregnant women not to have sex for a while, because it can increase the risk of miscarriage.
5. Having cervical disorders
Having sex when you have cervical or cervical disorders, such as a weak or short cervix, can endanger your pregnancy at any time. Therefore, pregnant women who have problems with the cervix should not have sex to prevent miscarriage or premature labor. Having sex while pregnant is not something that should be avoided, as long as the condition of the pregnant woman and the fetus is healthy. However, if the pregnant woman experiences one or more of the conditions described above, it is better for the pregnant woman and her partner to postpone it. Remember that the health of pregnant women and fetuses is very important and needs to be a priority at this time. In order to increase intimacy during pregnancy, there are ways that pregnant women and their partners can do besides having sex, namely spending more time together to do fun activities, such as watching movies, cooking, reading books, or exercising. If pregnant women do not have conditions that are prohibited from having sexual relations, pregnant women are actually okay, really, keep having sex with their partners. However, if you are still in doubt, don't hesitate to ask your obstetrician about the safety of pregnant women.