A: OK, so obviously you are already pregnant and intend to use condoms as an STI and STD preventative. First and foremost– congratulations on the pregnancy and for your desire to keep you, your partner(s) and your little one as safe as possible!
I would NOT recommend using Trojan NaturaLamb condoms for this means as they are the only FDA-approved condom which DOES NOT reduce the risk of transmission of bacteria, fungus, parasites or viruses from being passed between partners. Otherwise, all condoms from major condom manufacturers will cut the risk of passing something contagious back and forth.
While the TORCH test is a requirement before delivery and detects syphilis, gonorrhea, chlamydia, HIV/AIDs, trich and CMV, it is still possible to contract and pass these STIs to or from someone else before birth. Furthermore, be aware that skin-to-skin STDs such as: herpes, crabs and HPV can still be passed along when using condoms, since only the shaft is covered by a condom.
Pregnant people also have a higher tendency to get yeast infections so steer clear of water-based lubes which contain sugar or sugary substitutes, like those found in K-Y products and flavored lubricants. Many, many condoms are coated with water-based lube, so be careful of those as well.
In general, silicone-based lubes are more hypoallergenic and contain less harmful ingredients. The good news is, it doesn’t have to be a chore to narrow down the best silicone-lubed condoms. We’ve done the hard work for you! Here are our, “Top Ten Silicone Lubricated Condoms.”
And, a suggestion for a vagina-friendly personal lubricant during pregnancy is ID Millennium. It’s thick, long-lasting and ensures safety against condom breakage by reducing the heat caused from friction during intercourse.