Summary Most doctors agree that masturbating during pregnancy is safe and that it can even provide health benefits, such as lowering stress and promoting blood flow. For some pregnant women, morning sickness , nausea, and fatigue remove any interest in sexual activity, including masturbation. Others notice an increase in their sex drive — libido — due to increases in progesterone and estrogen levels. Women often wonder whether masturbating while pregnant is safe or if there are any risks. The good news is that, in most cases, it is totally safe.
All sorts of solutions have been proposed — gentle exercise, spicy food, nipple stimulation, and even sipping on red raspberry leaf tea. Another common suggestion is sex — but does this actually work? A team of scientists led by the University of Naples Frederico II took it upon themselves to find out, conducting the first-ever meta-analysis on the issue. Only three trials they came across were deemed good enough quality to analyze, and together they included information on 1, women pregnant with a single baby. In two of the studies, some of the women were asked to have as much sex as possible, while the rest could have as much or as little sex as they chose.
Sex Probably Won’t Make You Go Into Labor, Masturbating Might Though
Look it up. Advertisement I discovered this fairly early on in my pregnancy, as I was approaching the end of my first trimester. My morning sickness was fading, I was starting to regain my energy, and I was no longer subsisting on a diet of ginger ale and stale graham crackers—but I still had no desire to have sex with my husband. But even though I was feeling fat, sluggish, nauseous, and profoundly uninterested in sex, I was intensely horny—like, sixth-grade-boy-in-the-computer-lab-after-school horny.
Share By the time you make it to through that ninth month of pregnancy, you deserve an award. You're ready for your baby, but sometimes your baby thinks that hanging out in the womb for a little bit longer is the best plan of action. Which is when you turn to every myth about inducing labor to try and help the baby along.