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Vol 9, No 2 (2011)
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Published online: 2012-05-02
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Sexuality of pregnant women

Marta Makara-Studzińska, Artur Wdowiak, Izabela Plewik, Karolina Maria Kryś
Seksuologia Polska 2011;9(2):85-90.

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Vol 9, No 2 (2011)
Prace poglądowe (nadesłane)
Published online: 2012-05-02

Abstract

Pregnancy is a dynamic process proceeding all changes that affect individual organs, as well as mood and psyche of women. These changes are also subject to the relations with a partner and past patterns of behavior. Women, especially at this time feel the need for closeness, warmth and understanding. Sometimes changes are also necessary in sexual activity and their form. Intercourse during pregnancy is still taboo for many gynecologists and midwives. Pregnant women are often too embarrassed to ask your doctor about individual modifications of partners bodies during sexual intercourse in various trimesters of pregnancy or the impact of sexual activity on the health of the newborn. During normal pregnancy or low risk of sexual intercourse or orgasm should not cause problems. Risks associated with sexual activity, having a significant impact on pregnancy can be infections urogenital system, pain during intercourse, miscarriage, premature births, premature amniotic fluid flows, uterine contraction lasting about one minute, fast heart rate of the child. Pregnant women experiencing various emotional states of optimism and contentment, to extreme pessimism. Pregnancy can cause anxiety, stress and mood fluctuations, so it’s important that at this particular time, a woman could feel comfortable and talk freely about the diversity of their feelings and meet with acceptance from family and others. Great importance for the well-being and self-assessment of a pregnant woman has the power of emotional connection with the father of the unborn child. Studies prove that their relationship is stronger if the woman feels less anxiety.

Abstract

Pregnancy is a dynamic process proceeding all changes that affect individual organs, as well as mood and psyche of women. These changes are also subject to the relations with a partner and past patterns of behavior. Women, especially at this time feel the need for closeness, warmth and understanding. Sometimes changes are also necessary in sexual activity and their form. Intercourse during pregnancy is still taboo for many gynecologists and midwives. Pregnant women are often too embarrassed to ask your doctor about individual modifications of partners bodies during sexual intercourse in various trimesters of pregnancy or the impact of sexual activity on the health of the newborn. During normal pregnancy or low risk of sexual intercourse or orgasm should not cause problems. Risks associated with sexual activity, having a significant impact on pregnancy can be infections urogenital system, pain during intercourse, miscarriage, premature births, premature amniotic fluid flows, uterine contraction lasting about one minute, fast heart rate of the child. Pregnant women experiencing various emotional states of optimism and contentment, to extreme pessimism. Pregnancy can cause anxiety, stress and mood fluctuations, so it’s important that at this particular time, a woman could feel comfortable and talk freely about the diversity of their feelings and meet with acceptance from family and others. Great importance for the well-being and self-assessment of a pregnant woman has the power of emotional connection with the father of the unborn child. Studies prove that their relationship is stronger if the woman feels less anxiety.
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Keywords

pregnancy; sexual behavior; sexual activity

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Title

Sexuality of pregnant women

Journal

Seksuologia Polska (Polish Sexology)

Issue

Vol 9, No 2 (2011)

Pages

85-90

Published online

2012-05-02

Bibliographic record

Seksuologia Polska 2011;9(2):85-90.

Keywords

pregnancy
sexual behavior
sexual activity

Authors

Marta Makara-Studzińska
Artur Wdowiak
Izabela Plewik
Karolina Maria Kryś

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