Republish our articles for free, online or in print, under Creative Commons licence. Around a quarter of all Australian pregnancies are medically induced, with a third of those inductions occurring due to pregnancy continuing beyond term 40 weeks. Induction is not without its risks and discomfort and it is understandable that women may look to some alternate method of inducing labour.
If fears about having pregnant sex are stressing you out, here's what you need to know. Plus, a few safe sex positions to accommodate your growing belly. One minute, the sight of your partner makes you want to put him out with the weekly garbage; the next, you might want to play a couple of rounds of naked Twister.
The extra fat that your baby is building up will help regulate their body temperature when they're born. As your breasts are still growing, you may need another bra fitting. Lots of women have dreams about their pregnancy, labour and the baby at this stage of pregnancy.
It's a question a lot of expecting parents have on their mind: Can sex during pregnancy harm your growing baby? Maria Sophocles to explain. During the first trimester, physical and hormonal changes may deter you from getting busy, while increased vaginal lubrication and blood flow to the pelvis in the second trimester usually boosts the libido.
The third trimester of pregnancy is the home stretch, a time of swollen feet, strange cravings and, often, high stress. Parents are anxiously awaiting their child, hoping that the delivery will go smoothly. As a result, a million questions are swirling about your head: Is the nursery ready?
Back to Your pregnancy and baby guide. It's perfectly safe to have sex during pregnancy unless your doctor or midwife has told you not to. Having sex will not hurt your baby.
Sex during pregnancy is one of those things a lot of people worry about. Here's 10 things nobody tells you about pregnancy sex that you really need to know. No, a penis will not touch the baby.
But can sex induce labor in full-term women? And are there risks for having sex in the last few weeks of pregnancy? While studies on the topic are still limited, sexy time could be your ticket to labor and delivery.
Most couples can engage in sexual intercourse throughout pregnancy up until delivery day. You might even notice mild Braxton-Hicks contractions after you orgasm. You might already know that sex is different during pregnancy.
By now, from your belly button to the top of your uterus measures about 6 inches. You have probably gained between 25 and 30 pounds, and you may or may not gain more weight for the rest of your pregnancy. This is also a week of rapid weight gain for your baby as their limbs become plump with fat. If you deliver this week, your baby is considered premature and will need specialized care.