With the morning sickness symptoms disappearing and you feeling more energetic, the second trimester is most enjoyable. You will feel more intimate with your spouse and have an increased sex drive. Be open to your spouse on how you are feeling about sex. Pregnancy hormones and additional flow of blood below stimulate sex drive. Oxytocin, known as the love hormone and estrogen levels are very high, making you want more intimacy and sex. It’s a great bonding time with your spouse to stay physically, mentally and emotionally connected.
Pregnancy sex is absolutely safe. Your little one is protected by the amniotic sac and the strong muscles of the uterus. Your baby won’t feel any discomfort while you are having sex. Also, the pregnant belly is small enough and won’t cause discomfort while having sex. Along with that, you are not anxious since there is no need of birth control.
There are immense benefits while having sex during this time. Because of increased blood flow below, it helps women have better orgasms. As sex relaxes the would-be-mother, her sleep is improved. It builds more immunity as sex increases the levels of a particular antibody that fights cold and infections. It also reduces blood pressure, which if high during pregnancy, is a risky condition for both the mom and the baby. Above all, sex also improves intimacy with your spouse.
However, if there is a history of cervical weakness, a low lying placenta, heavy bleeding or vaginal infection earlier during pregnancy, consult your doctor. She may advise you complete pelvic rest. While if all is well so far, make your sex life fulfilling during this time.
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