Experts have proven that having more sex with a partner makes pregnancy healthier. And if a couple undergoes fertility treatment at an IVF clinic, then sex increases the likelihood of successful conception.
Good news: Scientists have suggested that more sex before conception leads to healthier pregnancies. All of this has to do with how the female body went through evolution, and how the immune system works. The study found that women who have regular sex with the same partner for at least three months before conceiving are significantly less likely to experience preeclampsia. It is a condition that can lead to serious complications, including growth problems in the unborn baby. In some cases, preeclampsia is life threatening for the mother.
Scientists from the University of Adelaide explained that preeclampsia, or hypertension during pregnancy, is common among women who limit the amount of sexual contact with the unborn child's father before conception. The disorder is associated with insufficient development of the mother's immune tolerance to the unborn child. The key factor is the length of time couples spend on regular sex in order to conceive. These are the results of the analysis of statistics on the number of cases of preeclampsia in thousands of mothers.
It turned out that 13% of women who had sex before successful conception for less than three months experienced preeclampsia, which was more than twice the average. Among several women who were able to conceive a child immediately during the first sexual contact with a future father, the likelihood of preeclampsia was as much as 22%, which is three times higher than the average rate. Also, in this group, the birth of children with underweight was more often observed. Research shows how important it is for partners to have more and longer sex before successfully conceiving a child. (READ MORE)