It seems like pregnancy and questions go hand-in-hand, even when you’re nearing the midpoint of your nine-month stint. The second trimester brings on a whole host of new concerns: How can I stay healthy? What should I eat? And can you have sex in the second trimester of pregnancy? I mean, inquiring minds need to know these things.
Whether pregnancy hormones have you cranked up or feeling “meh” about sex in general, it’s a good idea to know what’s normal and what’s a potential signal of trouble at this time. Although your main concern is, of course, to protect the baby, it doesn’t mean you have to be celibate for the next few months. There are plenty of healthy ways to enjoy sex during this time.
Here is a quick rundown of what you might expect from your sex life during your second trimester, and what might be a good idea to avoid until after the baby arrives. But overall, it’s a good idea to just go with what your body is telling you at during this time. One woman might continue an active sex life for the duration of the second trimester, while another might feel like backing off a bit. And both responses are fine. Just go with your instincts. And as always, if anything about your pregnancy or sex life seems concerning, have a chat with your physician to make sure everything's A-OK.