Making love during your pregnancy has both its advantages and disadvantages. The best thing about having sex when you are pregnant is that no birth control is needed. Now is the time for some pure unadulterated fun in bed! Many women also report that they feel more sensual when they are pregnant. Due to the multitude of changes taking place in the body, women claim that they enjoy sex more when they are pregnant. Some women also become multi-orgasmic or experience orgasms for the first time. If you have been trying to get pregnant for a while now, chances are that sex probably became more of a chore for the two of you. This is the time to reinvigorate your sex life and bring back the lost pleasure. There are a whole lot of men who find their pregnant wives’ bodies more attractive.
Sex during pregnancy may be fraught with worries and anxieties. The constant worry seems to be, 'will sex hurt the baby?' The answer to this is a definite ‘no’. Be assured that your growing baby is well protected from the outside world. A lot of women also suffer from constant fatigue and nausea and therefore prefer to avoid sex during pregnancy. Having sex, especially in the early stages of pregnancy may therefore be difficult for many. Once you move into your second trimester, however, the morning sickness and tiredness reduce considerably. You should start looking and feeling a lot better. The spike in hormones increases the libido as well, so now’s the time to make the most of it.
Sexual intercourse can continue through the third trimester, as long as the pregnancy is normal. While many complain that desire wanes drastically as you expand in size, there are still couples who get creative and find ways to remain intimate. Different sex positions such as woman on top or spooning and lying sideways can make sex more enjoyable and comfortable for both partners. As long as your doctor has not instructed you against having sex, or you have a history or premature labor or miscarriages, it is absolutely safe to continue making love throughout your pregnancy.
Just make sure you discuss your feelings and worries about sex with each other (or even with your doctor). Keeping the lines of communication open is essential for a healthy relationship and will inform either partner about what is going on and what to expect during this period of change. As long as you and your partner agree on what’s important, that is exactly what the two of you need.