Pregnancy has likely affected your libido in major ways. If you’re dealing with the morning sickness of early pregnancy or the discomfort that often comes when you’re near the end of your term, then chances are you don’t want a ton of sex. But many women in the middle portion of their pregnancy can experience some pretty great sex. The benefits of having sex while pregnant (if you’re in the mood) can be tremendous.
Some benefits are physiological, and others help you and your SO maintain a strong bond during this phase of your relationship. Certain components of sperm may even help you ward off a particularly painful condition that affects many pregnant women. Not to mention, it’s just a good way to relieve stress and promote a good night’s sleep.
So as you adapt to all of your body’s many changes during pregnancy, just follow your libido wherever it decides to go. If you’d much rather chill with Netflix and a foot rub, that’s perfectly fine. And if you’re ready and raring to go, well, don’t even try to hold yourself back. Enjoying your body during this time of major transition is good for your self-esteem, your relationship, and possibly even your health.