The body undergoes several changes during pregnancy, and sexuality is no different. Interest in sex while pregnant may fluctuate depending on the trimester, how you feel, and any preconceived notions you have regarding pregnancy sex. During this time, communication with your partner is at an all-time importance level to ensure that you are adjusting to each other's needs and preferences. Unless your doctor advises otherwise, there is no reason to change your sexual behavior during pregnancy. Sex can offer an emotional and physical boost to your relationship, confidence, mood, and physical well-being.
Sex During the First Trimester – Making Love in Early Pregnancy
Sex during pregnancy: What's OK, what's not - Mayo Clinic
Your sex life will likely ebb and flow during early pregnancy, and that first trimester is sure to be the most confusing when it comes to getting it on. Here's everything you need to know, plus an idea of what's to come down the road. Though it may seem like pregnancy has thrown your entire life into upheaval, one thing that doesn't have to change right now is your sex life. Unless your doctor has told you to refrain from intercourse, having sex won't harm the baby. Some couples even report that lovemaking is more enjoyable during pregnancy because there's no need to take birth control pills or fiddle with diaphragms or condoms. Throughout your pregnancy, you may have more or less interest in sex than usual. Likewise, your partner's libido may change during your pregnancy.
In many ways, the first trimester of pregnancy is the worst. The muscles surrounding your uterus as well as the amniotic fluid inside it help protect your baby during sex, and the mucus plug at the opening of your cervix prevents germs from passing through. About one half of miscarriages happen because of chromosomal abnormalities that develop during fertilization of the embryo — something that has nothing to do with anything you did. Many causes are unknown.
Back to Your pregnancy and baby guide. It's perfectly safe to have sex during pregnancy unless your doctor or midwife has told you not to. Having sex will not hurt your baby.