Midwifery Officer and Certified Life Coach, Rev. Maria, has revealed that it is harmless for pregnant women to have sex.
Based on her observation, some men and women don’t like to have sex during pregnancy with the fear of harming the child or mother. But she mentioned that, at the hospital pregnant women are advised to haven regular sex because of its importance to the pregnancy.
Speaking to Mercy Bee the Ekumfi Princess on e.tv Ghana’s Girl Vibes show, Rev. Maria said, “We realized that there is a substance in the semen that softens the cervix for easy delivery so, during the latter part of the second trimester and the third trimester, we advise them to have sex a lot during pregnancy.”
However, she noted that normally during the first trimester, the woman is not advised to have sex unless she is comfortable and doesn’t have any cervical incompetence or health complications.
“But even with that, there’s a way to go about it because it’s the first trimester and it’s not really advisable at the time. So, it’s not bad to have sex during pregnancy but the men are just advised on how to go about it so they don’t hurt the women or the baby,” she stated.
The midwife went on to state that there are various sex positions that can be used for each trimester that wouldn’t cause harm to the woman or child and they are usually taught these when they come to the hospital.
She also emphasized that just like women, men are not allowed to use any sort of kayanmaata before having sex with their wives during pregnancy as it can also cause harm to the child.
By: Gyamfuah Owusu-Ackom