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It is the ultimate question regarding pregnancy doubts whether or not the couple can have regular intercourse. Usually, it is said that it is possible to have intercourse until the woman doesn't feel any discomfort or there aren't any pregnancy related complications. But what happens in normal pregnancies? Does the baby get somehow affected by having intercourse or could some positions be harmful to the baby in the uterus?
Let's find out.
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In the female reproductive canal, the vagina and the uterus don't come in contact due to the cervix. Although, the cervix may dilate as the pregnancy progresses, but never to a great extent.
The cervix is nearly 7 inches long so the baby won't feel a thing.
That entire region can be called as the vaginal or the birth canal. The penis only enters the vaginal space and doesn't go beyond that.
So whether or not the woman is pregnant, the distance between the vagina, cervix and uterus remain the same.
The cervix dilates so that the baby can be pushed out. That happens when the baby is about to deliver.
The long birth canal, rigid uterus and the amniotic fluid are protecting the baby from any bumps. They serve as a cushion to protect the baby.
While having sex, the baby can detect the movement of the mother. But it's the same as when she walks, climbs stairs or does some work.
Even until the last month of pregnancy, the couple can continue having sex if the woman is comfortable.