Sex is “safe” during pregnancy. Actually, “safe sex” is even safer during pregnancy! Are there any more questions?
Sex is different during pregnancy depending on what stage of pregnancy you are at. At any time in pregnancy it is hard to get in the mood when you are nauseated and vomiting. In the first trimester most women, if not too queasy, are too tired and fatigued to think about sex. Somehow there are times of wellness when sex is desired. Sex is probably best enjoyed in the 2nd trimester when the morning sickness and sleepiness has worn off. In addition, your energy levels have improved. The enlarging abdomen and discomfort in all positions in the 3rd trimester makes sex difficult for the pregnant patient. The best advice: whatever the couple decides that is best for them works! Pregnancy has a variable effect on sexual desire in both women and men:
Some women may have an increased desire for sex. In general, most women experience an overall decrease interest in sex.
Men may continue to have their usual desire for sex but at the same time they definitely are worried about harming their unborn child. Consequently they may completely avoid their wife’s desires. Further, no matter how much the wife may coax him, there is an innate feeling in men that a woman with child is “taboo” and, therefore, it is improper to have sex with her.
Lastly, there are certain absolute conditions in pregnancy when sex should be discontinued: