• I would like to know if it's safe to use vibrators while pregnant?

    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.


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    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.

    Julie Answers...Julie Says:

    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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    Comments (1)

    • Sweetpea: January 20, 2010 12:25
      I used a mains vibe during pregnancy 20-odd years ago with no ill-effects & my children are now adults with kids of their own. In later pregnancy, the contractions of the womb during orgasm can be quite strong & could spark off labour, but my babies were all born healthy & on time..
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