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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.

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