What To Know About Using Vibrators When Pregnant

Pregnancy is a time of excitement, anticipation, and even a bit of anxiety. For some women, it can also be a time when their sex drive soars to new heights. Your new figure may help you feel a little sexier, but as your pregnancy progresses, you may find that you have a harder time having sex. If you've been looking for ways to keep things hot in the bedroom despite your growing baby bump you may have wondered, can you use vibrators when pregnant?

According to Healthline, pregnancy can add an extra layer of intensity to your sex life. The increased flow of blood to the breasts and sex organs can cause moms-to-be to become more easily aroused and result in some pretty major orgasms. The site added that, during the late first trimester and early second trimester, many pregnant women find they have an increased libido. But although your hormones may be sending your sex drive into overdrive, you still want to do everything you can to make sure your baby is safe and sound inside the womb.

The use of vibrators may not ever come up in conversation during one of your prenatal visits, but that doesn't mean you aren't just a little curious about whether or not you'll have to keep your battery-powered companion tucked away in a drawer for the next nine months. Well, you can breathe easy. For the most part, vibrators are safe to use during pregnancy, according to Pregnancy and Baby — which is good news for your sex drive.

If, however, you have been diagnosed with placenta previa, or are at risk for premature labor, you may want to steer clear of vibrators, as having an orgasm could result in contractions and spell danger for your pregnancy, as Baby Center mentioned.

If you plan to use a vibrator at any point during your pregnancy, be sure to clean and sterilize it regularly according to the manufacturer's instructions, as What To Expect mentioned. Otherwise, you are at risk of exposing yourself to bacteria and potential infections which can be harmful to your pregnancy.