Cute pregnant moms, this one’s for you! Someone once said “It’s your child that people love and adore, not the labor you go through!” Now between raging hormones, morning sickness and an ever-expanding waistline, sex might be the last thing on a pregnant woman’s mind. But that’s about to change now! This list will give you reasons on why having sex during pregnancy is beneficial! And always remember to take it slow.
- Easy labor and recovery
Having an orgasm increases the contractions in your pelvic floor (muscular base of the abdomen), which helps to strengthen the muscles you’ll need for labor and after delivery. Push, push, harder, harder!
- Much easier orgasm
A pregnant woman’s body’s nerve endings are more sensitive: your nipples and clitoris are swelled up, and there’s more estrogen (hormones which promote the development and maintenance of female characteristics of the body) drawing blood flow to your pelvis. It’s much easier to achieve an orgasm and they’re also longer and stronger!
- Improved immune system
Everyone is talking about how sex can boost your immune system. Pregnant women already have a suppressed immune system. Sex boosts antibodies and may help you ward off that cold... which is really the last think you need when awaiting the arrival of your little one!
- Sex prepares you for labor
Having sex won’t put you in labor, but it can help your body prepare because semen contains prostaglandins (a compound that smoothens the womb muscle) which can help ripen the cervix (passage forming the lower end of the womb). Sex not only makes you pregnant, but gets you out of it too! Wow, now this a sexy contradiction.
- Fewer aches
Many pregnant women long to climb into bed all day, only to find they can't get comfortable once they get there. A quickly growing uterus can put unique strains on the body which sometimes cause pain. Sex, however can block the pain! Oxytocin (known as the love hormone) is released during the orgasm and has pain blocking and pain tolerance qualities! Couples, let the hormones find love!
- Prevents complication
Frequent sex prevents preeclampsia (a condition in pregnancy characterized by high blood pressure). It’s because of a protein found in sperm that can regulate the body’s immune system. Basically, it helps you calm down and avoid those mood swings!
- Better sleep
Every stage of pregnancy can affect a mother’s sleep. Frequent bathroom trip as well as a round tummy can make sleep uncomfortable. Some pregnant women also experience insomnia due to this. Sex can be a solution to sleep issues because immediately after an orgasm, prolactin is released which helps the mom feel relaxed and sleepy. Now a good night’s sleep means a more energized mummy in the morning!
Admit it! Pregnant mothers look very cute!
How about some more cuteness?
But, cuteness on bed with bae!