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pain when we have sex??
I am just over 21 weeks pregnant and whenever we have sex I am fine until we are finished and then I seem to swell down there.. everything gets really sore and swollen and I am not sure what to do to make it better.. It has been so bad the past few days that I will lay there after wards and have to try applying a cold wet washcloth to take some of the swelling down and help relieve some of the pain so that I am able to go to sleep or do anything... with my first pregnancy I had the same issue but it seems as if I was further along when it started bothering me and the only advice I got was well maybe use lubes.. which we have tried but like I said I am fine until afterwards.. other then that my dr from before said maybe we should just not have sex if it wasnt the most comfortable and I am not willing to give up sex all together for the next 19 weeks til he gets here and then the 6 weeks after haha.. I was hoping some of the other moms would have advice for us.. We go back to our dr the 1st of September and I am going to ask our new dr then but wanted to try here as well.. thanks =)
Definitely use lube - that sounds like it could be an issue due to friction. Try a silicon lube - they work well, and are non-allergenic. Definitely stay away from glycerin-based lubes, as glycerin is a form of sugar and that can feed the yeast infections that are so common during pregnancy. Other than that, I'd say you should both brush up on your oral skills :D
i have this same problem and will be six months pregnant in 3 days. check with your doctor and make sure you do not have a dropped uterus this was my problem which can cause major discomfort during later stages of sex and also means your baby may carry lower than usual