Let’s get pregnant. But before you can report success you need to make love. You need to have sex with your partner and to a certain degree it does matter what position you use during sex to increase your chances of getting pregnant. So, does the sexual position really matter when it comes to conception? Yes, it does. [Read more...]
As a couple, you know how important family planning is. For the past few decades family planning is now reinforced with efficient tools to make it more effective. One of these tools is the Basal Thermometer. The basal thermometer is especially useful for natural family planning. [Read more...]
When a couple is starting to build a family, they are planning the number of children that they want to take care of. Some are happy to have one boy and one girl, while others want to have more. Couples with family planning may experience frustration especially when couples are expecting too much every time they conceive. The truth is no one can ever control the things that are happening around us but we can always try different process to achieve it.
In search for the factors that can help you in choosing the gender of the baby you can try reading books and articles. There are different techniques that you can try to be successful in baby gender predictor. You can begin it through your diet by eating foods with high is protein supplement.
Although there is no assurance if this is true but the process may result for a baby boy. Almost all factors when you are conceiving will affect the gender of the baby even the way man ejaculates can influence it. Some believe that if they follow the right time to conceive it will result for the right gender that they want to have.
Following different factors just to make it work is what you can always try. You can choose from the scientific methods or by following the “Chinese gender chart.” The scientific method can be very effective but it will cost you much. Through the power of internet you can also search for articles or electronic books that will help you achieve what you are aiming. Baby gender predictor will never work if only one of the couple is making an effort because if both of you are trying you will achieve what you endeavor.
You can try all types of methods for as long as it won’t affect the health of the baby. However, you must not get your hopes high because you’ll never know how things will come to end. No one can really control what is going to happen even if you try all methods for as long as you have little faith it will never be enough. Time can only bring what you are destined to have.
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Making Babies: A Humorous Guide to Getting Knocked Up
You’ve got to wonder what makes a couple decide to have a baby. Do they grow tired of those endless, restive Saturday and Sunday afternoons? Sick of sleeping eight straight hours without interruption? Bored with weekend getaways and romantic dinners at expensive restaurants? Whatever the cause, most married men and women decide at some point to replace their champagne flutes with sippy cups, their passion with pacifiers, all in search of that feeling parents get mooney-eyed over, as they hold a baby in their arms and radiate incredible, unconditional love and selflessness for the very first time in their lives.
My husband and I had an easier time than most making the baby decision. He’d been married before and had two daughters, 10 and 12, who lived a few minutes away and visited every weekend and then some. A year earlier, I had slipped out of my wedding dress and into the role of cook, housekeeper, soccer team mom, Disney Channel watcher and Uno player. Add to that a new house fully baby-proofed by its previous owners and a new job that let me work at home and it seemed there was no time like the present for tossing the birth control and making a baby.
I could already picture myself cuddling my gurgling, giggling bundle of joy. I’d take the baby for long walks in the warm sunshine, letting it nap in its carriage while I enjoyed a book and a latte at the local coffee shop. Everywhere we’d go, wrapped in our golden aura, people would stop us and marvel at my baby’s beautiful eyes, curly hair and sunny disposition. Some would even hand me business cards, begging to use Baby in their next commercial/photo shoot/film. Oh, there would be hard times too, of course. A few times a day, the baby would be hungry and I’d have to nurse it for five or ten minutes, but it would suck the extra pregnancy calories I’d accumulated right out of my body, leaving me even slimmer than I was before getting pregnant. I’d done my reading and I had this baby thing all figured out.
For his part, Hubs attacked our latest project with the all the determination of an Olympic sprinter. Picturing a cuddly, cooing baby waiting at the finish line, he single-mindedly pursued amorous encounters at any time, place and hour. Within days, the man had become a sexaholic and I, his co-dependent accomplice. We were going to be the best damn baby makers out there, and do it in record time. Yet even a gold medallist can only give so much. Within a few days, we were sore, exhausted and unusually crabby. For the first time in our history, an extended period of rest was required. Egos were nursed along with minor cuts and scratches. A pregnancy test at the end of the month confirmed the pathetic news: USA’s best damn baby makers hadn’t even bronzed.
Feeling betrayed by my own body, I, like thousands of other baby-making rejects, sought solace on the Internet. Here were the tormented accounts of women who’d tried for months and even years to make babies, all to no avail. They poured out their angst on pregnancy message boards, denouncing their smug, baby-toting friends and their grandchild-obsessed mothers-in-law. I quickly realized my own plaintive tale, tentatively titled “5 Straight Days of Action, No Baby Satisfaction”, would look like child’s play sandwiched in between stories of $3,000 fertility treatments and a sorry husband’s low sperm count. Wordless and alone, I skulked out of their online clubhouse, searching instead for a little baby making advice. I had no idea of what a tangled web I was about to discover.
Apparently baby making, even for the young and fertile, now required an advanced command of a language I was unprepared to learn. It seemed that conception could only occur during my luteal phase, after a luteinizing hormone had triggered ovulation. At that point, the added progesterone would help an egg attach itself to my endometrium. All I had to do was learn to recognize my cervical fluid pattern and a baby would be on the way. Huh?
In simpler terms, I had one of three options. I could write down the condition of my cervical mucus, noting each day whether it was pasty, sticky, stretchy or creamy. Not only did this option absolutely gross me out, but the resulting document potentially would be more embarrassing than the discovery of my secret diary. I could already see the writing on the public bathroom wall: “For slippery cervical mucus, call 555-3897!” Next.
Option two was even more horrifying. With two clean fingers, I was to feel the condition of my cervix once a day. A high and soft cervix equaled prime baby making time. Not only did I have doubts that I could even find my cervix with two fingers, but the warnings about possible infection using this method made me envision a humiliating discussion with my gynecologist. “Well, you see doctor, I was searching for my cervix and apparently, I had a hangnail…. maybe a slightly… dirty… hangnail.” Next.
Option three was a picnic compared to the first two. All I had to do was take my temperature each morning using a basal body thermometer, then chart it on a special graph that began on the first day of my period. My temperature would remain constant for the first 13 or so days, then dip lower on the day that ovulation, or “O” Day as I called it, was to occur. Eagerly, I printed out a chart, bought my thermometer and began tracking my temperature. I kept a companion graph online, so that other mommy wannabes could track my progress, and I could keep an eye on theirs. Soon, I was locked in an obsessive charting competition with countless other baby making hopefuls around the globe. Who would win the golden positive pregnancy test? Would it be Giselle from Dijon? Suki from Japan? Jo Nell from Mississippi? Surely not! I hadn’t come this far for nothing. My husband, noting the maniacal gleam in my eye as I scribbled down my temperature each morning, cowered beneath the sheets, praying that “O” Day would not be too painful.
And suddenly, it was upon us. Detecting a definite temperature plunge on Day 14, I turned to Hubs, who knew by the strange combination of my gritted teeth and come-hither smile that it was time. Resolutely, he stepped up to the plate and hit no less than four home runs that day. I’m embarrassed to admit that when he left the room for a few minutes, I even attempted a flailing bicycle leg exercise on the bed that ended prematurely when I lost my balance and strained my neck. No matter. We had done all we could do. We had given our best and surely our efforts would be rewarded.
Now, all I could do was wait and ask Hubs for frequent neck rubs. A pregnancy test wouldn’t detect the presence of a baby for at least another 9 to 12 days. I became obsessed with identifying the early signs of pregnancy. A late night headache? It means I’m pregnant! Lost keys? A baby’s on the way! Bickering with Hubs? I’ve gotta be preggo! Mornings found me fixedly staring at my breakfast, willing myself to feel nauseated before finally wolfing it down. After a week and a half of this torture, I finally got a break. Hubs, the girls and I headed for California to visit his parents and the pregnancy fixation was trumped by a succession of amusement park visits and gluttonous nights out. It wasn’t until the return flight home that I realized I couldn’t shake a feeling of vague nausea, fatigue and unheard-of constipation.
That afternoon as I unpacked, Hubs headed to the grocery for a pregnancy test. By this time, we’d talked and schemed about our baby-to-be so much that I nearly forgot about the test after I took it. As we emptied our suitcases and idly chatted about the trip, I happened to look down at the little wand on the bathroom counter. Two lines had appeared in its tiny plastic window. Two very definite lines. “Oh my god,” I said. “I can’t believe I’m preg…..ners.” We laughed like two dazed hyenas, then hugged and laughed some more.
That evening, we told the girls. They had known a baby was in the cards and already granted their approval, so we weren’t expecting fainting spells or hysterics, but I still felt a little nervous as their father announced the news. “Girls, Lucinda’s going to have a….” In a surprise move, Hubs turned to me. “Ba….by.” I croaked. Our 12-and 10-year-olds stood staring in perfect cinematic-style shock, their mouths forming little Os. “How?!” 12 finally said, quickly following up with “….Don’t answer that!!!”
Late that night, I held my own private winner’s ceremony, posting a positive pregnancy test symbol at the end of my online chart as the Giselles, Sukis and Jo Nells stamped their feet in frustration. With the benevolent smile of a gold medallist, I ignored the churning of my stomach and laid my head on my arm, watching the computer screen blur before my eyes closed and a pool of drool formed on my desk. In just nine months, there would be poopy diapers, I thought sleepily. There would be spit up. And there would be a demanding little creature I’d waited my whole life to meet.
About the author
Lucinda Ferrara is a freelance writer and television producer who spends most of her time raising her 12 and 14-year-old stepdaughters and her 1 1/2 year old daughter. You can read more about her life and times on her blog at http://www.suburbanturmoil.blogspot.com.
Here in this article we get to the real details of a sticky topic: How do you really make a baby? You have sex, of course – lots of it. Of course this does not take away some of the necessary preparation work. You still need to try and predict your ovulation through charting your cycle or an ovulation test. There is work involved for you and your partner, but if you don’t get busy and put some effort behind the idea of having a baby, then you cannot reach this important goal.
Obviously, it only takes one try to make a baby, but you do not know which attempt is the successful one. In order to maximize the odds of conceiving a baby, it is best to have sexual intercourse at least a few times during your fertile time. After having read this very article, you will certainly be aware of the infertile times of your cycle and have an idea on how to time your baby making sex. It is very important to be sexually active throughout your entire cycle. You probably wonder why that is and I will provide you with detailed information as you read on.
As mentioned it is very important in my opinion to be sexually active during your entire cycle. As an example the recurring frequency of ejaculation can help improve the motility of the sperm. This is an very important factor because otherwise the sperm might not be active and strong enough to make it all the way to where it counts. It is highly recommended that your partner or spouse does not refrain from ejaculation for more than a week. If you are not up for actual intercourse, there are many other ways to be there for each other, or he can always masturbate even he if does not prefer to do so. It is for a good cause and that might help to get over the hesitation.
Repeatedly trying to conceive can be very stressful for both partners and over time puts a lot of pressure on your marriage or partnership. If you are only intimate in order to make a baby, then you are putting unnecessary pressure on yourself. This will affect how you make intercourse and the quality of the intercourse. Stress symptoms are often problems getting or keeping an erection or to ejaculate. In addition, it can also affect the amount of sperm released during ejaculation. To avoid these stressful situations, have frequent sex throughout your cycle. Moreover, if you are having trouble predicting your ovulation or ovulation varies from cycle to cycle, this strategy of having more sex will increase your chance for success and takes away some or all of the stress.
I realize that you already know how to have sex. We all know how to do this. But if we all know how to have sex, why is it so difficult to have a baby then when you really want it to happen. Well, sex is not just sex when it comes to baby making sex. You have to try and think of it in this case as special baby making sex. Accordingly it should be a bit different from your normal sexual activities. Of course, just by having sex, you can get pregnant (why are you reading this article then?). Since you are looking for information I assume you have come to realize that it is not that easy as it looks like, but if you follow some of these tips and tricks described here you will definitely enhance your chances of becoming pregnant in no time.
Many believe that baby making should be fun and spontaneous. Yes, you can have fun and you should have fun, but spontaneity should be more reserved for your infertile times during the cycle. Baby making requires a little bit of planning increasing your chances of actually conceiving. After all, if you wanted to be spontaneous, you wouldn’t be reading this article at all. Let’s get started by looking into some of those items that can increase your chances.
Sperm Count is Important
Sperm count is a key factor in conception. Total count, concentration, motility, abnormalities, etc. are all components of semen analysis (S/A). If your partner has been tested, then you are a step ahead of most couples. If your partner has not been tested, then it is best to assume a normal sperm count in the beginning of your trying to conceive journey.
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Normal Sperm Count
If a sperm sample has less than 20 million sperm per ml, it is low sperm count. Therefore it is very important for your partner to build up his sperm count before you are starting the baby making process. A three day period of abstinence goes a long way in ensuring that there will be a sufficient concentration and number of sperm to get the job done. Remember that abstinence excludes all forms of ejaculation: oral sex, masturbation, sexual intercourse, sperm donation, etc.
The Time Table
Now let’s get the timing right. When the fertile part of your cycle comes into reach, your partner or spouse should have a 3-day resting period accordingly. This 3 day break needs to end about 48-72 hours before you are ready to conceive. To make this easier, count backwards 6 days from the approx. date of ovulation. That’s where the 3 day break starts. Half-way through these 6 days, get started with baby making sex. From here on you should have sexual intercourse on a daily basis. You also need to make sure that you are timing sex at least 24 hours apart from each intercourse. Your spouse needs this time to refuel (well, so to speak at least). You want to make sure that the sperm count does not drop down too much. This means that you need to carefully schedule your times of having sexual intercourse. Preferrably you want to pick a time of the day (or night) that you both free of stress and tasks and have time to be intimate with each other.
Jenny and her husband, Tom, like to plan their baby making adventure with a little more detail. They decide that 9.30 pm is the best time for them to have baby making sex. At this time of the evening, they are usually settling in on the couch to watch shows they recorded via Tivo. At this time of the day they are very relaxed and all of the day’s chores and activities are taken care of. The stress from eventually having a very busy work is settled, too. Moreover, they have a sufficient amount of energy and time left and do not need to rush going to bed.
Jenny and Tom’s Baby Making Sex Time table:
1) They have baby making intercourse on Thursday night.
2) Tom then abstains until 9.30 pm on Friday night (3 days).
3) The couple then engages in baby making sex every night at 9.30 pm from Friday through Monday.
4) Jenny’s chart shows probable ovulation occurring on Sunday.
Low Sperm Count
If your spouse was tested and it was determined that his sperm quality is considered as low, the following time table will help to improve the sperm count and to improve your chances of conceiving anyway. For a low sperm count, you should be engaging in baby making sex every other day (48 hours apart) because your partner needs more time to “recharge the battery” compared to a man with a normal sperm count . Abstaining from ejaculation for at least three days before you start your baby making schedule is still crucial and important.
Frank has a low sperm count. He and his partner, Amanda, decide that since they usually go to bed at around 11:00 pm, they will start their baby making sex at 10:00 pm.
Frank and Amanda’s Timetable:
1) On Monday, Frank and Amanda get intimate with each other and Frank gets to ejaculate with Amanda’s help, but they do not have actual intercourse. He then abstains from sex until Thursday night (following the important 3 day rule I mentioned earlier).
2) The couple has sexual intercourse Thursday, Saturday, Monday, and Wednesday nights at about 10:00 pm as planned.
3) Amanda’s ovulation chart shows probable ovulation occurring on Tuesday.
It’s still not Working!!
I had recommended that in the absence of any medical sperm count testing, you should make the assumption that your spouse has a normal sperm count. After a few non-successful cycles, however, a change can be made to that assumption. Consider it the trial and error attempt. You may decide to follow the low sperm count schedule of sexual intercourse which is every 48 hours. Do this for another 2 cycles first. You are free to alter this schedule a little bit and plan for having sex every 36 hours instead of 48 hours. The latter might be a little more tricky to plan for since it shifts some of the baby making sex events from the evenings into the daylight. So, this might not work for everyone, but it is worth trying. As a couple, you will need to find two times during the day that work for your schedule. Obviously, not each baby making sex session needs to be an hour long – a quicky might do just fine and you might be able to spice it up by finding different locations for the sexual intercourse.
Lucy and Jeremy have been trying to conceive for five cycles. Jeremy has not had a Sperm test done yet, but they have assumed his sperm count was normal. Accordingly they had intercourse daily. The couple now decides that they would like to try the 36-hour variation instead. Lucy needs to get up for work at 6 am while Jeremy doesn’t need to get up until 8am. The couple decides to set the alarm for 5:15am and engage in baby making sex. They are fully aware that they will also have to have sex at around 6 pm on the next day. This puts some stress on Jeremy as his commute from work is often difficult due to traffic conditions, but they think it should work out just fine. The actual time of having sex is also a good time for them because they prefer late night dinners anyway.
Lucy and Jeremy’s Baby Making Timetable:
1) They engage in intercourse on Saturday morning.
2) Jeremy abstains until Tuesday morning (observing three day rule).
3) The couple then has sex at these times: 5:15 am Tuesday, 6 pm Wednesday, 5:15 am Friday, and 6 pm Saturday.
4) Lucy’s chart shows probable ovulation occurring on Friday.
NOTE: If you are having intercourse daily, then it is very important to leave 24 hours in between “sessions”, allowing time for your partner to rebuild his sperm count. If you are following a 36-hour or 48-hour schedule then being off by a couple of hours will not be as much of a problem.
Repeat after me: Practice makes perfect
Practice makes perfect. It is much easier to plan your sexual intercourse timing and frequency when you have charted out at least two cycles (three or more is actually much better). More data about ovulation is better because then you will have an idea of your personal ovulation pattern. You will want to know for sure at what point in your cycle you usually ovulate. The more accurate the data, the higher your chances to time the baby making sex correctly. Of course this does not necessarily mean that you have to be able to guarantee: “I ovulate on cycle day X”. Although this would be ideal, it is not realistic. There are too many factors that can influence when exactly you will ovulate, especially that you will ovulate on the exact same cycle day each month. Consider it more like that you want to be able to set a range of days where it is most likely that you will ovulate. Being able to say: “I will probably ovulate sometime between cycle day X and Z.” is a great way to get started.
It is ideal to engage in at least two baby making encounters before your ovulation date, to try and ensure fertilization of your egg.
Ovulation Day is here. Is it the Best Day for baby making?
Many women think that if they have intercourse on ovulation day, then they will have done their best. This is a misconception for three reasons:
1) Many women notice that their peak day (last day of fertile quality cervical fluid (CF)) actually occurs one day before ovulation. Since fertile quality CF is the best medium of transportation for the sperm, it would stand to reason that your peak day is the best day to engage in baby making sex.
2) Many women begin to dry up on ovulation day. Sticky Cervical Fluid or no Cervical Fluid will be a major issue to the sperm’s motility.
3) It is best for the sperm to be in the fallopian tubes before the egg is released. It may take hours for the sperm to travel to the fallopian tubes. Unless you know the exact hour that you are going to ovulate, having intercourse on ovulation day can be a hit or miss prospect.
4) Sperm Life Span. If the sperm makes it to the cervix it can survive for several days. If it only makes it to the vaginal canal, the life span of sperm is just a few hours.
So if the peak day is the best day, then what? Obviously, if you are having sex daily, then hitting the peak day is no problem. If you are having sex every other day, it can be tricky because might be a day short or a day too far out. Try your best to include the peak day, but don’t fret if it’s not possible. Remember that sperm can live for five to six days in fertile quality fluid. If you have two days of eggwhite CF, and you have sex on one of them, then you are golden. Even if you miss your eggwhite day, but hit your creamy CF day, then you will still have a great shot.
Baby Making Sex Positions
Many women want to know what the best position is for baby making sex. There are two that I favor, missionary and rear entry. The one position that you definitely want to avoid is woman-on-top. The problem with this position is simply gravity. When your partner ejaculates while you are on top, there is an increased chance that the sperm will leak out or not get in far enough. The Missionary position is usually the most favored baby making sex position, but the rear entry position has a distinct advantage of depositing the sperm closer to your cervix.
Please note: Rear entry can be more of a disadvantage depending of your (or his) anatomy. If your partner ejaculates too deeply inside you, it can cause a pool of sperm behind your cervix. That’s the wrong place for the sperm to be. To minimize this risk, your partner should pullback slightly just before ejaculating.
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To Recline is Divine
After intercourse, it is preferable that you lie down on your back for at least 15 minutes with your hips elevated. This practice will allow the sperm time to begin their journey to the fallopian tubes without having to fight gravity. To elevate your hips, put a pillow underneath your bottom. Have your partner turn on the TV for you or better yet use the time to talk about your day with your significant other. 15-30 minutes is all you need to give the sperm a great head start. In the grand scheme of things everything that you can do to help the sperm, is considered worth a try.
Things to Avoid
1) Saliva: it can kill your sperm. It is best, not to engage in oral sex before you have intercourse.
2) Some commercial lubricants: many of them will decrease your chances of conceiving. If you must use lubrication, real eggwhites are ideal. Also, a new product, Pre~Seed Intimate Moisturizer, has been receiving rave reviews from women, so it may be worth a try.
3) Woman-on-top position: it should be avoided at time of ejaculation.
4) Getting up immediately after intercourse: if possible, give the sperm some time to travel by lying down afterwards. Some women like to lay on their back with the knees pulled up to the chest.
Do you Have a Tilted Uterus?
According to medical statistics, roughly 20% of women have a tilted uterus. This means that the uterus tips either forwards or backwards (anteflexed or retroflexed). Having a tilted uterus does not decrease your chances of conceiving. It is actually considered to be akin to being left-handed. You can improve your chances by engaging in rear entry intercourse, however. Also, it is recommended that instead of lying on your back for 15-30 minutes after intercourse, you lie on your stomach instead. Put a pillow underneath the upper part of your thigh for elevation. But it is important to confirm that you really have a tilted uterus.
Happy Baby Making!
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How soon after giving birth can you try for another baby? What are the risks? What do I need to be aware of?
Human life is the crown of creation. The story of creation Genesis continues everyday as humans have taken up the responsibility of co-creating. Each new life that finds its way through in this planet proclaims the news that the world is a beautiful place to live and it is good to be here on the planet. At the same time the world has become a place of competition and grabbing. It has become a market place where everyone is bent on grabbing what belongs to the other. The world is becoming increasingly crowded. Because of this ‘educated’ humans have decided to practice population control. In some countries people are encouraged to procreate and incentives are given for giving birth to many children. In any of the cases, it is believed that there should be a gap between two pregnancies. The gap should be long enough for the mother to recover and the child to receive sufficient love a nurturing; it should short enough that the mother is not over-aged and unfit for pregnancy and there is not too long a gap that would look like a generation gap between siblings.
Risks of Too Long and Too Short Gaps:
Too long or too short creates risks of problems for the second child and for the mother. If the gap is too short or long, risks of prematurely, low birth weight has been recorded. The shorter gap makes too much demand on the mother as she has not completely recovered from the demands on her physiology of gestation and lactation. If the gap grows too long, her readiness to bear a child decreases. There is a gradual decline in her capacity as she ages. I there is a pregnancy within six months of child birth, the child loses its chances of being breast fed-which is very important for the healthy growth of the child, especially for the proper building up of immunity. If the siblings are too close in age, there is the possibility of rivalry is more. Each child fights for parental attention and care which will lead to sibling rivalry even as they grow up. If the elder sibling is much older than the younger one, the problem emotional distancing occurs. The elder sibling may not find it easy to relate with the younger as a play mate. The younger may fear the elder one as a threat.
Keep in Mind:
The interval should be more than 18 months and less than 59 months. This healthy gap helps the mother to recover from the demanding physiological conditions of gestation and lactation. The child gets enough petting, breast milk, love and care that are needed for a sound physical and psychological growth of the child. A long gap might make the mammary glands less lactating thus leading to feeding the child with bottled milk. Making a purposeful pregnancy plan is of vital importance for the newly weds.
Sex & Pregnancy…Do They Mix?
As a pregnant woman, you may experience sex drives much like your moods. Up and Down! Some women claim that they have no sex drive at all during pregnancy, and others, say their sex drive is better during pregnancy. With changes to your body happening so quickly, your moods and dives may also change just as quick!
Here are some common questions often asked by pregnant women with helpful answers!
Is it safe to have sex during all trimesters of pregnancy?
If there is no pain during sex and your not a high risk pregnancy, then sex is perfectly safe! If you are experiencing pain, or have a history of miscarriages, or any complications, consult with your medical professional.
I do not have any desire for sex, is this normal?
Every woman’s pregnancy is different. While some women experience an increase in their sex drive, others may experience a decrease. Many women that are experiencing morning sickness, have no desire for sex at all. This is fine, and actually perfectly normal. Who wants to make love when they feel sick? As you enter your 2nd trimester, most of the time the morning sickness will start to vanish. Once this happens, you will feel better and your sex drive many appear. If you seem to just have no desire for sex at all, there are other ways to satisfy your needs and your partners needs for intimacy, such as kissing and holding each other.
Are there any positions that are more comfortable during my later months of pregnancy?
Once your belly begins to grow, it may become uncomfortable to have sex in the "man on top" position. The "spoon" position has become pretty popular among pregnant women! In this position, each partner lays on their side, with the man in the back. This way your belly is not in the way and your body is still flat.
Is it true that sex can induce labor?
According to medical professionals, there is a chemical in semen, that will soften the cervix, and aid in the labor process. However, sex will not actually induce labor. The semen can assist the labor process once it has begun, but will not actually cause labor to begin. If you are experiencing contractions, consult with your medical professional.
If you have any other questions that have not been addressed, talk with your medical professional! He or She would be more than willing to offer answers to your questions!
About The Author
Tara Grant, owner of http://www.awomansresource.com and http://www.designbytara.com. Tara is a warm-hearted entrepreneur, mother of 2 small children and an avid networker in the parenting communities!