Can Your Baby Feel Your Orgasm? Pregnancy Sex Brings Up So Many Questions

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Pregnancy sex can make a person stop and consider scenarios that were unimaginable in the pre-kids days. For instance, when you're getting down, can your baby feel your orgasm? It's a legitimate question.

Of course, adults can only guess what the sensation of orgasm feels like to the tiny human occupying a womb. It's not like the embryos can give an interview or anything. But as far as best guesses go, the muscular contractions associated with orgasm may feel like a massage to the baby, according to the website for Fit Pregnancy and Baby. But weirder than what your baby feels while your orgasm is how they react afterwards. The increased circulation associated with sex and orgasm may perk up your baby and cause the little one to move around more, as noted in Babble. It can be invigorating for the both of you.

Even if you're staunchly sex-positive, the whole idea of pregnancy sex may weird you out a bit. And that's OK. Remember: the baby is not judging you. It's not like the kiddo realizes what's going on, and thinks, "Gross, Mom. Stop." The kid just feels a little motion. Your baby may experience some sensation, but without any context as to what is going on. It may not be that different from the feeling of you walking up stairs or exercising.

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Additionally, many moms enjoy the upsides of sex and orgasm during pregnancy. Pain relief, lower blood pressure, and even improved sleep are some potential benefits of pregnancy sex, as explained on What To Expect. If you're up for it, sex can be an integral part of your pregnancy.

That said, sex may present potential health concerns for some mothers. Certain conditions, such as placenta previa or premature labor, may make sex and orgasm a risky endeavor for moms-to-be, according to Baby Center. If you have any concerns about a particular complication, don't hesitate to talk about it with your healthcare provider.

For the majority of pregnancies, however, enjoying sex and orgasm is perfectly fine, even up until the point when labor begins. As long as you feel like it, sex and orgasm are still perfectly legitimate activities. And don't worry about the third person in the room — they have no idea what's happening.