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Does Everyone Feel Horny In Early Pregnancy? You're Not The Only One Getting It On

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Sex can lead to pregnancy. You know this much thanks to your high school sex education class (more or less). But what about sex during pregnancy? It's a joke that pregnancy makes you celibate for nine months, but it turns out, your sex drive can skyrocket while your womb is occupied. So does everyone feel horny in early pregnancy or are most moms-to-be still trying not to puke every few minutes?

According to Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator (LCCE) and Fellow of American College of Childbirth Educators (FACCE) Deena Blumenfeld of Shining Light Prenatal Education, a woman's sex drive during pregnancy can vary. "Some women will experience a higher sex drive during a portion of their pregnancies. Other women, not so much," she tells Romper.

For those who do feel super horny in early pregnancy, there's a reason for it, and it's the same reason you can blame a lot of things that happen during pregnancy: hormones.

And the second reason your sex drive can increase during pregnancy? It's also the reason why pregnancy sex may be some of the best in your life.

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According to Blumenfeld, your blood volume increases by about 50 percent during a singleton pregnancy. "That added blood flow improves circulation to all areas of the body, including the genitals and breasts," she says. "This makes a woman's nipples and clitoris more sensitive and more responsive. It can also lead to a more frequent state of arousal and some amazing orgasms."

You know what? I'm here for it. And physical changes aside, Blumenfeld also notes that sometimes women are horny because of how they feel during pregnancy — they feel more comfortable in their bodies, they enjoy their curves, and they enjoy not needing birth control for a few months. "This newfound confidence can boost libido as well," she says.

So if you're feeling hornier than usual during early pregnancy, enjoy it, but don't worry if your friends have zero sex drive during those early months (or if your libido takes a hit). Your libido is contingent on so many things and there's no right or wrong level of horniness. According to Blumenfeld, your libido can depend on a lot of other early pregnancy symptoms like fatigue, morning sickness, heartburn, and other complications. "All of these can have a negative impact on libido," she says. If you find yourself more horny than tired, just chalk it up to your hormones and ride it out. (Figuratively and literally.)