First-time moms ask many questions, this is absolutely normal and expected.
Some of those many questions are…
What happens with sex during pregnancy?
Contrary to many beliefs, thanks to the amniotic sac and the strong muscles of the uterus in combination with your sealed cervix protecting from infections, having sex during pregnancy is harmless for your baby’s development!
Will hormones influence how sex feels during pregnancy?
In any case, a very normal thing, most likely due to hormone fluctuations, are the ups and down in sexual drive during pregnancy. The key as with most things is being open and honest and aim to communicate your needs and changes that you feel going on with your partner or spouse.
Will I enjoy it as much as my partner?
Looking at sex during pregnancy from the pleasuring side, many women state that the sensation is definitely different, but this depends from body to body. Some women report that the changes positively influenced their sexual intercourse, while others felt uncomfortable. It all depends from one woman to the next, as with everything in pregnancy!
Situations when sex during pregnancy is not advised…
Histories of miscarriage, premature birth, unexplained vaginal bleeding or discharge, if you have a very low-lying placenta or your partner has a sexually transmitted disease, these are all cases in which your gynecologist will most likely advise not to practice sexual activity during pregnancy!
Unless your doctor suggests otherwise, according to all sources, sex during pregnancy is safe for both you and your growing baby.