Your sex drive fluctuates throughout pregnancy; it will likely evaporate during your first trimester when you’re tired and nauseated, get livelier in the second trimester when high levels of hormones send your libido through the stratosphere, and taper off as your due date approaches and you feel achy, unwieldy, and nervous about impending parenthood.
According to Mayoclinic.com When it comes to actual intercourse, doctors and pregnant women often tout woman-on-top, side-by-side, and doggie-style (on all fours or leaning over the bed) positions. Some of these positions may support your belly; others may let you control the depth of penetration, since going deep may not feel good as your pregnancy continues.
Breast stimulation, female orgasms and certain hormones in semen called prostaglandins can cause uterine contractions.
Your health care provider might recommend avoiding sex if:
* You have unexplained vaginal bleeding
* You’re leaking amniotic fluid
* Your cervix begins to open prematurely (cervical incompetence)
* Your placenta partly or completely covers your cervical opening (placenta previa)
* You have a history of preterm labor or premature birth
Oral sex is okay too. But consider this: As you get closer to your due date, pregnancy hormones and thinning cervical mucus can make things very messy.
However, If you don’t feel like having sex, there’s more to intimacy than sex. Share your needs and concerns with your partner in an open and loving way.
Finally, according to Parents.com having a sexually transmitted infection during pregnancy can cause serious health problems for you and your baby. Avoid all forms of sex — vaginal, oral and anal — if your partner has an active or recently diagnosed sexually transmitted infection.
Use a condom if:
You’re not in a mutually monogamous relationship
You choose to have sex with a new partner during pregnancy