I would like to know if it's safe to use vibrators while pregnant?
The main problem is that there may be bacteria on the toy - which could introduce infection into the vagina, so make sure it's 100% clean.
I would like to know if it's safe to use vibrators while pregnant? My husband and I are expecting our first baby and have been told by the midwife it's fine to have sex, but we're unsure about using some of our toys.
I’d definitely check this one out with your midwife too, but currently there’s no evidence to show that vibrators pose a threat to the unborn baby. The vibrations caused by the toy aren’t powerful enough to affect the foetus, and most experts are of the opinion that it’s OK to use toys after the first three months, and even before - provided that you’re experiencing a normal, healthy pregnancy.
The main problem is that there may be bacteria on the toy - which could introduce infection into the vagina, so make sure that anything you insert is 100% clean. The baby is protected from microscopic organisms by a mucus plug which forms in the cervix after the first month of pregnancy, but it’s not worth taking any risks, so be really thorough when washing your toys - and for maximum safety pop a condom over a vibrator.
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