Many women shun away or deprive themselves from sex once they get pregnant. They often fear their baby’s health or even their own well-being that may get affected due to sexual intercourse during pregnancy. But the truth is that sex won’t affect the baby in anyway nor will it do you any harm. On the contrary, there could actually be a few health benefits of sex during pregnancy. Here are a few of those health benefits of pregnancy sex.
Helps burn calories
Sex can be your healthy way to burn calories during pregnancy. You can even burn about 50 calories in 30 minutes of love-making.
Many women claim that they have had better orgasms during pregnancy sex.
Reduces discomfort and pain during pregnancy
A study claimed that an orgasm could increase a pregnant woman’s pain tolerance by 74 per cent.
Sex helps the pregnant woman relax thus helping her sleep better. On the other hand it causes a rocking motion for the baby in the womb thus putting the baby to sleep too.
Will help you discover and try new sex positions
Since missionary position puts too much pressure on the belly, this will give you a chance to experiment with new sex positions.
Improve your relationship with your partner
The sexual intimacy and the oxytocin will help you and your partner be well connected both mentally and physically. This intimate connection during pregnancy will help improve your bond and prepare you together for the new baby.