· By Team PLEASE
Ways to find pleasure through every trimester.
Pregnancy sex is safe, we know it may seem scary. (unless your doctor has told you not to)
Let’s make this clear, having sex will not hurt your baby. A penis or penetrative sex toy cannot penetrate beyond your vagina, and the baby cannot tell what's going on.
Having sex during pregnancy won't provoke a miscarriage. Most miscarriages occur because the fetus isn't developing normally.
Sex can even feel better, can you believe it!
During gestation, your body’s levels of estrogen and progesterone rise. Those hormones increase blood flow down there, which, in turn, ups vaginal lubrication and breast sensitivity.
You have a living being in you, so it is natural that your body will change, this may cause some areas to be sensitive and painful. Check in with yourself on a daily or weekly basis to know what feels good.
Your sex drive may change too, the most important thing to do in this scenario is communicate that to your partner and we are sure they will be understanding.
Another thing to keep in mind: The cells on your cervix are more sensitive during this time, too, meaning they're more likely to bleed. You may notice some spotting after sex—don't freak. Instead, if you spot for any reason, call your doctor (even if you think it's sex-related).
Sex with your partner on top can become uncomfortable quite early in pregnancy, not just because of the bump, but because your breasts might be tender. It can also be uncomfortable if your partner penetrates you too deeply.
You will probably need to find different positions. This can be a time to explore and experiment together.
It may be better to lie on your sides, either facing each other or with your partner behind. You may also want to try being on top during sex or being penetrated from behind while on your hands and knees. Use pillows to make yourself comfortable.
Here is a Trimester-by-Trimester Guide to Sex During Pregnancy:
- Sex during the first trimester. Nausea, fatigue, or breast tenderness may kill your sex drive. But don’t worry; it will come back.
- Sex during the second trimester. Your libido may kick into high gear. In fact, increased blood flow throughout your body can enhance your orgasms.
- Sex during the third trimester. Sex may feel uncomfortable as birth approaches.
Obviously we recommend toys, sensual touch and massages during pregnancy, if sex is off the cards at any point.
It is important to have sex during pregnancy because it maintains intimacy in a relationship, Plus, after you have the baby, you'll be abstaining from intercourse for about six weeks, so why not get it in while you still can.
We’d love to hear from you, if you have experienced sex during pregnancy, if you have any advice or comments, we’re open to chat about it!