Water-based lubes are safe during pregnancy, and they can help make sex more enjoyable for you — especially if you’re struggling with vaginal dryness.
Is coconut oil a safe lubricant while pregnant?
Sugars and other additives could potentially cause things like yeast or other vaginal infections. However, if you’re using condoms to protect yourself from STDs or pregnancy, you shouldn’t use an oil-based lube like coconut oil.
Can lubricants cause birth defects?
A new study shows three brands of vaginal lubricants, FemGlide, Replens, and Astroglide, damaged sperm integrity and activity (motility) in laboratory tests. But a fourth brand of vaginal lubricant, Pre-Seed, did not appear to cause significant damage to sperm.
What lubricant doctors use?
OptiLube is a water-soluble lubricating jelly, used to aid the smooth insertion of medical devices into the body, reducing the risk of pain, trauma and infection.
Is Vaseline bad for pregnancy?
Moisturize regularly. A product like Vaseline® Jelly is great if you’re experiencing dry skin when pregnant as it creates a sealing barrier to lock in moisture. This is great for protecting your skin against the elements – dry air from cold weather conditions can make dry skin worse.