No need to panic! Sexual desire can resume in the second trimester. Usually around 3rd or 4th month of pregnancy, the oestrogens produced by the placenta may restore your sluggish libido.
During this time, it is easier to become aroused due to the fact that you are more sensitive and receptive to touch. The desire to cuddle increases and the pleasure becomes more intense, sometimes giving some pregnant women the opportunity to experience their first G-spot orgasms.
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What to expect in terms of sex during the last months of pregnancy?
In the last trimester, sex might become a bit uncomfortable as your growing baby starts putting more and more pressure on your organs.
As your belly gets bigger, it becomes harder and harder to find a position that is comfortable and suits your growing belly. This is definitely not the time to be adventurous and daring with the karma sutra.
One of the best positions recommended for pregnant women:
The cowgirl or reverse cowgirl position (when your man is lying on his back and you are sitting on him from the front or back.)
During this final period, new parents can take the opportunity to enjoy the classic positions while exploring new, less conventional, and less daring ones.
It's up to you as a couple to make the most of your pleasure and enjoy the time you have together during this challenging period of time. If this is your first baby, this might be your last chance (for a while) to truly enjoy each other with interruption.
If fast sex is a bit uncomfortable, don’t be afraid to take it slow with a lot of tenderness and complicity. Allow our caressing feather to add to the sensuality through awakening your senses and heightening the connection between you.
Unless your doctor directs you not to have sex due to complications, you and your baby are completely safe! Your baby is perfectly protected by the amniotic membranes and the fluid that surrounds it. The mucus plog that closes the cervix acts as a safety barrier against any risk of infection.
Not only is sex and pleasure good for your health, but it also strengthens your connection as a couple. So if you’re feeling up to it, don’t hesitate!
If your doctor does tell you not to have sex due to certain risk factors, try not to feel down about it. This is only a short period of time, and your safety, as well as the safety of your baby, is the top priority. In the meantime, you can enjoy some cuddling and sensual massages with your partner in order to strengthen your connection.
If you have reached the end of your pregnancy, and you’re waiting impatiently for bubs to make his or her entrance, sex can actually help! The prostaglandins in sperm can help to open the cervix and trigger contractions. That being said, if you have not reached full term, this does not increase the risk of giving birth early. This can only happen once your body, and bubs, are ready.
To give you some peace of mind, there is absolutely no correlation between sex and miscarriage. 70% of early miscarriages are linked to a chromosomal abnormality of the fetus.
And for men who are experiencing a lack of libido, don’t panic. This is a stressful time for you as well, and it is no surprise that your mind is focused on many things other than sex. Make sure you communicate your feelings to your partner and let her know that her physical appearance is not the reason for you lack of interest. Many women experience body image issues during this time, so letting her know she’s still sexy is incredibly important.
Aftercare and postpartum sex: what to expect?
The arrival of a child is a monumental change in your life of a couple and the desire to make love sometimes fades away and disappears.
A new life has begun, and the lovers who have become parents will have to adapt to it very quickly without time to even reflect...
Having a baby is a huge challenge that puts a lot of stress and pressure on the relationship. You must work together, as a couple, to get through this storm together and find your romance back once the dust has settled.
While it sometimes might feel difficult, communication is extremely important during this period of time. This means actually sitting down and talking to each other rather than yelling and getting upset in the heat of the moment. If there is something you feel that your partner is not doing correctly, you must tell them. I huge percentage of women feel overwhelmed and underappreciated during this time, so letting you partner know what they need to do differently is the first step.
Oftentimes, couples who never argued find themselves constantly bickering and fighting after a baby, and don’t know how to deal with it. This can definitely have an impact on your sexual connection and desire to be intimate.
It’s normal to not have sex for the first few months after a baby, but if your sex life doesn’t pick up again once you’ve healed, it might take a bit of work to resolve it, especially if you’re experiencing other problems in your relationship. Don’t just brush your issues under the carpet and hope they go away.