Do not deny yourself the pleasure. During pregnancy, use a lubricant to lovemaking continued to be comfortable and safe.
Sex during pregnancy is hiding a little secret: for many women, it implies stashed the lube in the bedside table in the next nine months. "Most women feel a natural need for extra vaginal lubrication," according to gynecologists.
But each woman is unique, and the same hormonal changes during pregnancy can help to maintain a constant level of lubrication at one and letting her allocation from others. Thus, if you have discomfort and dryness during sex, you just need to use a lubricant. A study conducted by Indiana University (USA) in 2010, showed that about 2,500 women admitted that sex with lubricant, had given them much more satisfaction and enjoyment.
WHAT TYPE OF LUBE IS BEST TO USE DURING PREGNANCY?
Your best choice will be a natural lubricant, water-based. Its advantages: it glides, safe, has no risk of irritation and infection. Natural ingredients are gentle on intimate areas. Disadvantages: as they are absorbed by the skin and mucous membranes may require an extra amount of lubricant.
CAN THE LUBRICANT TO COME INTO CONTACT WITH THE BABY?
The short answer is no, because the cervix is tightly closed, which completely eliminates the risk of contact with any fluid in the amniotic space.
WHAT KIND OF GREASE IS SAFE DURING PREGNANCY?
Recommend pregnant women not to use a lubricant containing glycerin, parabens, or fragrances, dyes, menthol, etc. as the mucosa absorbs up to 60% of all the substances that you apply on it. A woman who bears a child, not worth the risk and during this period, better take advantage of the safer lubricants from natural ingredients. Definitely refrain from the use of lubricants, in a formula which included supplements for more fun (may cause irritation). Such lubrication can have a greater and even unpleasant effect on the delicate tissues than you expected. It is better to protect yourself from using any lubricants or flavorings, especially if they contain sugar, as it increases the risk of thrush. Despite the fact that lubricants based on silicone in General is not prohibited for use, they can affect the pH balance of your vagina and increase the risk of infection.
WHAT ABOUT SUBSTITUTES LUBRICANTS?
If you have experience in the application of various substances having lubricating properties (for example, vaseline cream, baby lotion or a regular moisturizer), refrain from using them not only during pregnancy but also afterwards. This grease does not allow the skin to breathe properly can cause irritation and allergic reaction.
WHAT GREASE IS BEST TO USE DURING PREGNANCY?
Here again, the short answer is: use a natural lubricant! Natural lubricant much more natural perceived by the body and does not cause any harm to a pregnant woman. Ensure that the composition was not part of the above described dangerous ingredients. It is better to choose a water-based lubricant, as long as it was without glycerol.
SEX AFTER PREGNANCY
Lubrication is especially necessary after the appearance of the baby born, because in this period women in the first place nursing, there are elevated levels of dryness of the vagina and pain during sex. It is often associated with low levels of estrogen, which returns to normal once a woman stops breast feeding. Lubrication problems can happen due to emotional and physical reasons related to the birth of a child.
What to do? Buy a big tube of natural lube and keep it handy!