We respect your privacy. Just talking about pregnant sex can be a delicate subject. Dads-to-be may fear that certain sexual positions will harm the baby. Moms-to-be may feel guilty about a changing sexual desire during pregnancy and be embarrassed to address such concerns with their ob-gyn. But the truth is that most fears and worries around sex while pregnant are unnecessary. Many couples can continue to have a safe and rewarding sexual relationship through pregnancy.
Sex During Pregnancy
Coping With Mood Swings During Pregnancy
D octors reassure us that sex is perfectly safe during pregnancy, but what about oral sex? Is oral sex okay — giving or receiving? Can it be dangerous for you or your baby? Giving and receiving oral sex can be perfectly safe provided there is no risk of you getting a sexually transmitted disease STD. If you contract an STD, your baby may become infected as well, which can lead to complications.
7 Ways to Get in the Mood for Pregnancy Sex
Women's sexual desires naturally fluctuate over the years. Highs and lows commonly coincide with the beginning or end of a relationship or with major life changes, such as pregnancy, menopause or illness. Some medications used for mood disorders also can cause low sex drive in women. If your lack of interest in sex continues or returns and causes personal distress, you may have a condition called hypoactive sexual desire disorder HSDD. But you don't have to meet this medical definition to seek help.
When a female becomes pregnant, she experiences many bodily changes, as well as the emotional and psychological effects of pregnancy. Some of these changes are quite easy to detect such as weight gain, back pain, and swollen ankles, while others are subtler. Although different women experience very different symptoms during their pregnancy, there are some telltale signs that appear commonly and consistently.