How Does Pregnancy Affect My Sex Life?
Many women find that pregnancy makes them want sex more than they did before they became pregnant. This sex drive is caused by hormonal changes. For some women, newfound voluptuousness can play a role in making them feel sexier than ever.
Other women may find that their sex drive comes in waves while pregnant. Here are some common changes you may find throughout your stages of pregnancy.
* The first 3 months of pregnancy are often accompanied by physical symptoms that can lower your interest in sex.
* Symptoms such as feeling tired, nauseated, soreness in the breasts and the frequent need to go to the bathroom can make sex seem bothersome.
* By the time you reach your second trimester, the nausea, fatigue and breast tenderness have usually gone away or are much more manageable.
* Your belly is growing but it’s still small enough to comfortably engage in sexual activity.
* You may even have more desire for sex! Women gain about 3 pounds of blood during pregnancy, and most of that blood flow is directed below the waist line.
* Some women find the increased blood flow increases their ability to have an orgasm—even more than once.