Baby’s level of awareness of Sex

Baby’s level of awareness of Sex

Question:  Does the baby somehow “know” that sex is taking place?

Answer: False.

The baby (fetus) is in a protected environment, thus preventing it from ‘knowing’ that you and your partner are being intimate, or even if and when you are are masturbating.

For the average uncomplicated pregnancy, having sex throughout your pregnancy is fine. If you have any questions, or are worried that sex during pregnancy might be hurting your baby / fetus, talk to your obstetrician.  There are definitely certain situations where doctors advise against sex during pregnancy.

Please note, the reason(s) that obstetricians want sexual relations to cease is for medical purposes and not because he / she is afraid that the ‘fetus’ might ‘hear’ or ‘see’ something.