The moment you become pregnant, you start developing a long list of no-nos. Gone are the after work drinks and sushi dinner dates. But you know what hobby you can hold on to? Sex. You may be worried about what’s OK to participate in for the next nine months, but you don’t have to give up those bedroom romps. Rest assured moms — it’s perfectly safe to have an orgasm during pregnancy.
Now, you may not want to jump your partner during pregnancy, and I get that. There are so many fears and myths surrounding pregnancy, that the Big O can seem scary. An understandably so. According to The Bump, your uterus contracts every time you have an orgasm. But when it’s occupied, the pain may feel more intense and cause you to panic. Well, don’t. Unless the cramps are accompanied by bright red blood or they get more severe as the night goes on, this feeling is totally normal.
You may also notice a change in your stomach’s shape after an orgasm. Babble notes that, for some moms-to-be, the belly can take on a pointed shape as the muscles and uterus contract from the orgasm. Again, this isn’t a cause for concern. Your belly will eventually return to its normal shape, and until then you can marvel at the fact that you look like you’re pregnant with a cone head.
Aside from these two issues (if you can even call them that) having an orgasm while your pregnant is just as enjoyable as having one when you’re not. And with so many benefits to pregnancy sex, it seems silly to deprive yourself of the Big O. Here are seven reasons you should experience an orgasm — with or without a partner — during your pregnancy.