A Woman's Sexual Needs In Pregnancy & How To Satisfy Them

by Autumn Jones

Pregnancy is filled with many things you expect: a growing belly, mood swings, and food cravings, to name a few. But even something as old and traditional as pregnancy can have a few tricks up its sleeve. For some women, not long after they see that positive reading, they begin to feel their desires for sex increase. Addressing your sexual needs in pregnancy and figuring out how to satisfy them can be a fun way to make the most of your pregnancy. Since you never know what those hormones are going to do to your sex drive after you deliver, you may as well live it up while the urges are strong.

If you find yourself daydreaming about more than your fair share of romps once pregnant, there's no need to worry. An increase in your libido is totally normal, especially during the first trimester of your pregnancy, according to What To Expect's website. You can thank all those hormones, which have a knack for flowing straight to your lady parts during those beginning months. As Healthline pointed out, those hormones, along with the extra blood flow to your vulva and breasts is the prefect biological cocktail to produce a horny pregnant woman.

When you look at the facts, it's easy to see what makes this time in your pregnancy such a perfect fit for always having sex on your mind. According to the website for The Bump, you are producing extra estrogen and progesterone, which increases lubrication and makes your breasts more sensitive on the regular. Meaning your body is physiologically ready to rock in the bedroom. So what do you do with all that raw sexual energy that's building inside you? Take advantage of your pregnant sex goddess and channel it into some fun.

Before you hop in the sack, you need to be certain to take some precautions into consideration. Most women can still have sex throughout their pregnancy as long as they do not have any risk factors. According to Kids Health, You'll want to talk to your doctor before getting busy if you have any of the following conditions during your pregnancy.

  • leakage of amniotic fluid
  • signs of preterm labor
  • placenta previa
  • incompetent cervix
  • you are pregnant with mulitples
  • unexplained bleeding, discharge, or cramping

Once you're cleared for sexual activity, you can start meeting those strong needs in a few ways. Now that you're pregnant, getting it on might feel different that before you conceived. For maximum comfort and control, try some of the best sex positions for pregnant women, as suggested by Fit Pregnancy magazine. Variations of missionary, woman on top, and spooning top the list since they all take pressure off your growing belly and let you control speed and depth of penetration.

If it's oral that makes your head spin, you are welcome to keep that up during your pregnancy as well. But a word to the wise, make sure your partner doesn't blow any air into your vagina. "Rarely, a burst of air might block a blood vessel (air embolism) — which could be a life-threatening condition for you and the baby," as Mayo Clinic reported.

But don't worry if there's no one around to scratch your itch, taking matters into your own hands may be just what you need. As What To Expect pointed out, masturbation and sex toys are approved for pregnant women as long as your doctor hasn't advised you to avoid orgasms.

You may be surprised by how sexy and energized you feel during your pregnancy. Take advantage of this time (and these urges) to bond with your partner and experience some of those mind blowing pregnancy orgasms everyone raves about.