Passionate pregnancy: Your ultimate guide to sex during pregnancy

9. I am 24 weeks pregnant and my baby's movements slow after orgasm. Should I be concerned?
Research has not been able to correlate baby's movements at 24 weeks with fetal well-being. Counting baby's movements is not recommended until 28 weeks.

During orgasm, the uterus contracts rhythmically. This is not enough to disturb uterine blood flow or cause pre-term labor unless you were already at high risk for this condition. Be sure to discuss your concern with your care provider.
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10. Will sex in late pregnancy cause pre-term labor?
A study in the February 2001 issue of Obstetrics & Gynecology challenges the assumption that sexual activity during late pregnancy (29 to 36 weeks gestation) can increase a woman's risk of pre-term delivery. In fact, researchers found that intercourse as well as orgasm during late pregnancy were associated with a reduced risk of pre-term delivery.
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11. I'm past my due date. Can making love bring on labor?
Basically, anything that facilitates the release of oxytocin will start labor if the baby is ready. Orgasm and intercourse are among the most common ways women try to bring on labor at home.
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12. Will giving birth vaginally affect our sex life?
You can definitely resume a normal sex life with your husband after a vaginal childbirth! Though it is true that your vagina will be more relaxed -- at least for a while -- this does not mean less sensual. In fact, the blood brought to the lower pelvic floor in pregnancy and childbirth generally increases sensuality in women after giving birth. 
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