Sex during pregnancy is perfectly safe, unless your midwife or doctor has advised you otherwise. Back to 2nd trimester. Letter from the Editor: Feeling grateful. Pregnancy Baby Toddler. But when you're trying to conceive, it's OK to give thought to all the old wives' tales when considering the facts, too. I can't even tell you how many fertility sites encourage ladies who are trying to get knocked up to contort themselves in all kinds of crazy "pelvis tilting" positions to get pregnant.
However, during pregnancy, the environment in the vagina changes, causing overgrowth of the fungus. Delegate emptying the cat litter tray, as the faeces could contain a bug called toxoplasma gondii. Cancer survivors report an information gap in treatment side effects. The shape of your bump Will it work? UTIs commonly cause a frequent urge to pee.
Probably not but fun to try! If you're curious about what else you can do to prevent getting a UTI, find out more information here. Back to Health A to Z. Genetic blood test Will it work? Our week-by-week pregnancy guide is packed with lots of useful information. What's happening in my body? It takes five to 68 minutes for the sperm to get to the point where they need to go to fertilize the egg.
Unless you live in a bubble, it's impossible to avoid contact with all infections — but there are ways you can protect yourself and the baby from many harmful viruses and bacteria:. Vaccinations and immunisations. However, thankfully, that theory has recently been proven false. Ultrasound Will it work? This is also called cystitis. Exercising in pregnancy. Your teeth are more likely to get covered in sticky plaque, and if it's not removed then that can lead to gum disease.