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Some women experience multiple orgasms when having sex during pregnancy. Learn more about interesting pregnancy sex facts by watching this video.
Transcript: Ian: You know, there are so many different myths about sex during pregnancy. Especially for guys, I got...
Ian: You know, there are so many different myths about sex during pregnancy. Especially for guys, I got to tell you, we've got to figure out fact from fiction. I think especially the big myth that really prevails is that we could hurt the baby during sex. Logan: Okay, so you cannot hurt the baby during sex. I love a guy with good self esteem but this whole idea that you're big enough that your penis is going poke through the cervix, through the amniotic sac and past the mucus plug, just not true. Not going to happen. Ian: The mucus plug' I believe that will stop any damage from happening. Okay, what about this idea that women get really horny when they are pregnant? Logan: Sometimes that does happen and this varies. Women have all different kinds of experiences. It varies by trimester. It varies by women. Some women love having sex when they're pregnant and some are really so out of sorts and so nauseated that sex is not going to be interesting for them. Ian: What about orgasms? Some women I've heard claim that they have really prolonged orgasms or multiple orgasms. Some women who have never had multiple orgasms before say they have it during pregnancy. Logan: Some women can. If you can or your female partner can consider yourself very lucky. It is kind of any amazing thing. And there is also this myth that while you're pregnant, you have a hard term with lubrication. This kind of happens at the extremes. By in the second trimester, when there is a lot of blood flow and a lot of arousal and women can get very lubricated. Ian: Speaking of arousal, I think that especially during the third trimester towards the end, women do worry that orgasm can trigger premature labor. That's another myth but if you do have a history of miscarriages or you have had a premature birth in the past, then you should consult your doctor. But otherwise you can have sex right up until the very end. Logan: Definitely. Right, up to the end. And really that is an important point, Ian, that we don't usually talk to our doctors explicitly about sex but this is definitely the time to do it. Ian: For more sex in the baby years you can go to good in bed, you can go to the video series, you can check out the book, lots of ways to find out about sex in the baby years.More »
Last Modified: 2013-04-11 | Tags »
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Can time of conception really affect the gender of the baby? Learn more about sex and your baby's gender from this video.
Transcript: Have sex when the moon is full and you'll conceive a girl. Eat lots of red meat and a boy is in your...
Have sex when the moon is full and you'll conceive a girl. Eat lots of red meat and a boy is in your future. Sound ridiculous? That's because determining the gender of your unborn child based on old wive's tales generally IS ridiculous. But if you're like 83% of hopeful moms, you DO have a gender preference, and may wonder if it's possible to tip the odds in favor of a boy or girl. According to a 40 year old theory created by Dr. Landum Shettles, determining the gender of your child is as easy as having sex on a schedule. On the other hand, most modern research suggests that influencing your baby's gender based on the timing or type of sexual intercourse is statistically very unlikely to make any difference. To understand the Shettles Method, remember biology 101, where you learned that a woman's egg contains one X chromosome. Meanwhile, a man's sperm can contain either a Y chromosome, which joins with the egg to make a boy-or an X chromosome which joins with the egg to make a girl. According to Shettles, boy-making Y chromosomes move more quickly in a woman's body, BUT are also less hardy and die faster. On the other hand, girl-guaranteeing X chromosomes don't swim as strongly, HOWEVER, they live longer in a woman's body. Based on that idea, Shettles explains that it's vital for a woman to know when she is likely to release an egg. This can be tracked by taking one's basal body temperature daily, by watching the cervical mucous, or by using an ovulation kit. Once ovulation has been predicted, couples who want a girl should make love two to four days BEFORE the woman releases her egg. For girl results, it is also recommended that the male penetrate shallowly in the missionary position. The idea here is to give the slower, more resilient female sperm a chance to reach the egg when it is released. To make a boy, just reverse the terms-have sex as close to ovulation as possible, and do so using deep thrusting positions, like rear entry. This will put the short living, fast swimming male sperm even closer to the already available egg. Proponents of the Shettles method swear that it's 75% accurate-but remember that nature provides a 50% chance of having one's desired sex anyway! Additionally, it can be very hard to track an ovulation schedule, which can be thrown off by changes as subtle as a new medication or an increase in sexual activity. Because of this, the medical community doesn't put much stock in using sex to INFLUENCE sex. However, many doctors encourage eager couples to give it a go anyway, as it absolutely can't hurt to try!More »
Last Modified: 2013-05-15 | Tags »
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Is eating for two while pregnant overrated? Possibly. Learn more about eating during pregnancy.
Transcript: You've heard the maxim that pregnant women need to "eat for two" more times than you can remember. But...
You've heard the maxim that pregnant women need to "eat for two" more times than you can remember. But contrary to popular belief, this adage is NOT true. While a pregnant woman needs extra nutrients like 1,000 mg more calcium and 27 - 30 mg more iron, you DON'T need to "eat for two" to satisfy this added nutritional need. Today, the prevailing rule of thumb is that pregnant women ONLY require an additional 300 calories per baby a day. So, if you're carrying twins, you'd consume 600 more calories than normal. Pregnancy is not a time for overindulgence, it's a time to eat sensibly and healthily. The trick is to consume these extra calories in a way will give a pregnant woman's body the added nutrition it needs. Try eating a handful of nuts or dried fruit for a tasty, nutition-rich snack. While it might be tempting to look at pregnancy as an opportunity to get your nosh on, remember that you're not really eating for two, more like eating for ONE plus a tiny being.More »
Last Modified: 2013-04-11 | Tags »
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