IS IT TRUE?
PENETRATION WILL HURT BABY
This is a big misconception. “Baby doesn’t know you’re having sex, and is protected from harm by the amniotic sac and the muscles of the uterus,” says Henny. Remember, too, that the vagina is quite flexible and stretches during sex. For the same reasons, you also don’t need to worry that baby-to-be will see or feel anything – even if your man is well endowed.
ORGASMS CAN BRING ON A MISCARRIAGE
“Orgasms can cause contractions of the womb, but this is different from labour contractions. If you have a normal pregnancy, orgasms with or without sex won’t increase your chances of premature birth. There is a chemical substance in semen than can soften the cervix and assist with the process of birth, but sex won’t actually cause labour. Although semen can contribute to the birthing process, it cannot start it,” explains Dr Craig.