Pain during Penetration During Pregnancy: Is It Normal?

A baby’s gestation period is extremely troubled for the woman, in the sense of internal and external changes in her body. It is not the growth of the belly and the large production of hormones, but also the various psychological effects that a pregnancy causes and which are totally natural.

But with all these changes, which happen very strongly and very quickly, many women end up experiencing some side effects, which is also perfectly normal most of the time.

And one of these effects is the pain of penetration during pregnancy . But why does this happen? How to relieve this pain? Keep reading and discover the answer to these and other questions!

Why Does Pain During Penetration Occur During Pregnancy?

During pregnancy the woman’s body undergoes a series of changes, both external and internal. This pain in penetration during pregnancy that many women experience can often be directly linked to the drop in libido during this period.

The hormonal changes tend to move with the sexual desire of women. Another factor is the increase in blood flow in the pelvis region, making this genital area more sensitive. While this may be good for some women, others tend to experience some discomfort and even pain. The same is true with the breasts.

Therefore, this pain during pregnancy may be normal, but only a doctor evaluating each case individually is able to give a final answer. So when experiencing pain during intercourse during this period, the woman should seek a gynecologist as soon as possible to investigate whether there is anything more serious and that needs to be treated.

Can Sex Affect Baby In Any Way?

Many people think that relationships during pregnancy affect the baby in some way, but this is not possible. The baby does not feel and is not affected or hurt during the couple’s sexual intercourse. However, it is common for women to experience some discomfort in the cervix and abdominal region during sex.

Is Less Willingness for Sex During Pregnancy Normal?

The libido of women during the gestation period tends to vary a lot, mainly due to hormonal changes, emotions and anxieties that involve this period. Therefore, it is normal for the desire to have sex to decrease, especially in the beginning of pregnancy, because the woman is more sensitive.

Over the months, this urge may increase again , especially after the first trimester when these symptoms tend to become less intense. However it varies from woman to woman, some may not have any discomfort and still have even more desire for sex during this period.

There are some frequent variations during the three trimesters of pregnancy that are related to the desire for sex. Let’s talk a little more about each phase.

First Quarter

During the first trimester of pregnancy , it is very common for a woman’s sexual desire to decrease. This is because she is beginning to experience the first symptoms of pregnancy such as feeling sick and tired. Some insecurities also tend to affect libido directly.

Second Quarter

By this time, women are safer and more accustomed to pregnancy, so it is at that moment that sexual desire grows back.

Third quarter

In the third trimester the woman’s sexual desire may fall again, once again this change in libido is linked to hormonal changes, anxiety and emotions, which are now in bloom due to the expectation of the baby’s birth.

Another factor that can interfere and decrease the desire for sex is precisely the size of the belly that ends up bothering and limiting the couple.

In what cases is sex not indicated during pregnancy?

There is no problem with having sex during pregnancy, however if you feel any discomfort such as abdominal pain and bleeding, the ideal is to see a doctor.

Sex during pregnancy may not be indicated in cases where the woman is at risk of spontaneous abortion , placental detachment or has a low placenta. It is good to emphasize that even when pregnant, it is essential to use condoms to protect against possible diseases and infections.

What is the Most Comfortable Position During Pregnancy?

During this transition in the woman’s body, it is important for the couple to find out which are the best positions for each moment of pregnancy. With the growth of the belly some positions can become very uncomfortable, causing pain and even bleeding.

This way it ends up becoming a personal matter in which the couple should go testing the positions that are more comfortable. They are usually those in which the woman controls the intensity and depth of penetration, such as when the woman is on top.

For many pregnant women, sex ends up becoming even more pleasurable, for others it can be a cause of pain and discomfort. All women experience changes in their bodies during pregnancy, but not all bodies and minds react to these changes in the same way.

This means that sometimes what is best for one woman is not suitable for another, and vice versa. It is necessary to know how to deal with these changes and strive to feel as comfortable as possible during this very troubled and special period of your life.

Obviously, the partner’s understanding of this issue is a crucial point for women to feel comfortable and good about themselves during pregnancy.

See Also: Sexual Relationship in Pregnancy, Can You?

Dr. Alexis Hart
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My name is Dr. Alexis Hart I am 38 years old, I am the mother of 3 beautiful children! Different ages, different phases 16 years, 12 years and 7 years. In love with motherhood since always, I found it difficult to make my dreams come true, and also some more after I was already a mother.

Since I imagined myself as a mother, in my thoughts everything seemed to be much easier and simpler than it really was, I expected to get pregnant as soon as I wished, but it wasn’t that simple. The first pregnancy was smooth, but my daughter’s birth was very troubled. Joana was born in 2002 with a weight of 2930kg and 45cm, from a very peaceful cesarean delivery but she had already been born with congenital pneumonia due to a broken bag not treated with antibiotics even before delivery.

Dr. Alexis Hart

My name is Dr. Alexis Hart I am 38 years old, I am the mother of 3 beautiful children! Different ages, different phases 16 years, 12 years and 7 years. In love with motherhood since always, I found it difficult to make my dreams come true, and also some more after I was already a mother.Since I imagined myself as a mother, in my thoughts everything seemed to be much easier and simpler than it really was, I expected to get pregnant as soon as I wished, but it wasn’t that simple. The first pregnancy was smooth, but my daughter’s birth was very troubled. Joana was born in 2002 with a weight of 2930kg and 45cm, from a very peaceful cesarean delivery but she had already been born with congenital pneumonia due to a broken bag not treated with antibiotics even before delivery.

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