Sex During Pregnancy Second Trimester

Sex During Pregnancy Second Trimester

High libido and sex during the second trimester

Reasons for increased dex drive during pregnancy

If you suddenly find yourself ‘wanting to do it more’ enjoy the moment(s) and thank your hormones for this. Your breasts are bigger now and more sensitive which may actually mean foreplay could be pleasurable for you.

The hormone ‘oxytocin’ known as the love hormone has increased now and increases your need for intimacy. It also increases blood flow and secretions to the vagina which causes the vagina and clitoris to swell. The swollen organs and the added lubrication intensify the organism. The hormone also increases muscular contractions during an orgasm and thus you feel more pleasure.

This high libido may carry on well until the end of your pregnancy so make the most of it now before it gets a little uncomfortable (position-wise).

So talk to your partner and discuss how you feel. As for the fear of harming your baby, rest assured that sex is not going to harm your baby, unless of course you have medical complications and your gynaecologist has advised you against engaging in sex.

Is is safe to have sex in second trimester?

You might want to avoid the missionary (man-on-top) pose by trimester 3 as lying on your back for too

long could put pressure on your veins, also the belly may be getting in the way.

Safe sex positions during second trimester

Experiment and opt for positions like woman-on-top, side by side and doggie style (if you haven’t tried it before, it is a good time to try now!)

If you do experience cramps for sometime post sex, it is because orgasms can cause uterine contractions still. Put your feet up and have lots of water and the feeling may go, if it gets worse call your gynaecologist. Spotting may also occur which might be because of the friction between the penis and cervix, if it is menstrual-like bleeding though call the doctor immediately. Both these are pretty rare though.

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