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SEX AND PREGNANCY 

Sex during pregnancy will not harm the baby:

  • Your baby is safely enclosed in the amniotic sac. It provides protection against infections from outside and it also serves as a shock absorber.
  • The cervix is sealed with a mucus plug. It is impenetrable for bacteria.

It is true, however, that your body undergoes huge changes during pregnancy.

  • In early pregnancy, some women may feel tired and nauseous. This may reduce their sex drive.
  • In the second trimester, most women feel better. Because of the increased blood flow to the genitals, the sex drive may increase.
  • In the third quarter the expanding belly may take its toll. Maybe you will sleep badly, be tired and have to adapt your positions because of your belly.

SUGGESTION

  • If necessary, modify your work schedule, accept less customers and rest more.
  • Only do the sexual techniques and positions you can master.
  • Read the information about pregnancy complications, sexual techniques and positions during pregnancy.

To be avoided

  • Rough / hard sex.
  • Sex when bleeding, your membranes are ruptured or if you are at risk of premature birth.

 Beware of STI!

  • Having an STI during your pregnancy can be dangerous to your child. Use a condom!
  • In Belgium, each pregnant woman is tested for HIV, hepatitis B and syphilis at the beginning of the pregnancy.
  • They are NOT automatically tested for chlamydia, gonorrhoea, type 1 and 2 herpes, genital warts or trichomoniasis.
  • Do therefore take tests for all STIs BEFORE you get pregnant or as soon as you learn you are pregnant.
  • If you continue working during pregnancy it is important that these STI tests are repeated; discuss it with your doctor.
  • If you are found to be infected, you can be treated in good time or the necessary measures can be taken to prevent transmission of the STI to your child.
  • If you have picked up an STI, it is important to have it treated and to be followed by your doctor during pregnancy.