Morning sickness and fatigue are likely to ring a bell when you start to think about what happens to your body when pregnant. But mind blowing orgasms? Now that's something your OB might have failed to mention on that initial office visit. Yes, there are some surprising things that happen to your body when you have sex while pregnant. Some are pretty cool, others are downright scary, but most are pretty common. But before you and your bump hop in the sack for a quickie, there are a few things you should know to keep sex fun and safe.
Each pregnancy is different, and the way your body reacts to sex may be different that what your friend, sister, or co-worker experienced. But there is one thing many pregnant women have in common when it comes to sex, and that's wondering if it's safe for the baby. According to Mayo Clinic, if your pregnancy is free of risks, you are cleared to enjoy as much sex as you please while pregnant. Your body does a stellar job of keeping the baby and you safe during this time, so relax and take advantage of all the lovin' you can handle.
To make sure you know what to look out for, take a look at these seven things that your body does when you have sex while pregnant, so you don't go into panic over something that's totally normal.
1. Your Orgasms Rock
Let's start this list off right, ladies! When you have a bun in the oven, you can experience intense pregnancy orgasms that could go down in history as your personal best, according to Fit Pregnancy magazine. Make sure to enjoy this ride while it lasts, because there is no guarantee these Os will stick around after the baby arrives.
2. It Protects The Baby
Many women are concerned that having sex while pregnant could harm the baby. But rest assured that your body knows what it's doing. As What To Expect's website pointed out, the mucus plug protects the baby from infection and holds everything in place.
3. It Gives Your Uterus A Workout
Thanks to those epic orgasms, your pregnant body gets a little workout on the inside. According to Mayo Clinic, the combo of orgasms and semen cause uterine contractions. But don't stress, this doesn't always mean you'll launch into preterm labor. You may just feel a little crampy for a while.
4. You Bleed A Little
The last thing you want to see in your undies when you're pregnant is blood, but as long as it's just a small amount, there's no need to panic. If you have sex while pregnant, spotting is possible, as the the March of Dimes website reported. This is a common occurrence when it comes to pregnancy sex, and unless the bleeding doesn't stop or is heavy, you should be good to go.
5. Oral Can Be Tricky
Giving oral to someone else while pregnant can be uncomfortable, but receiving it could be dangerous. According to Parents magazine, if air is forced into the vagina, the risk of an embolism is possible. This is when a blood vessel is blocked by a burst of air and can have serious outcomes.
6. It's More Ready Than Ever
Hormones can get a bad rep, especially when associated with pregnancy. But because of all those hormones, your body is more ready to have sex when pregnant, according to Fit Pregnancy. You can high five those hormones for increasing your lubrication and sensitivity while getting busy, and making everything feel amazing.
7. You Get A Rest
It's not secret that sex is a great stress reliever — and when you're growing a human, your body could use all the relief it can get. So lay back and enjoy the release, because once that baby comes things are never the same.