Working your way through that first trimester of pregnancy can be a doozy. Those first three months can mean nausea, mood swings, and zero energy for some pregnant women; feeling like this means there probably isn't a ton of boot knockin' happening. But once you settle into your second trimester, the fog starts to lift and you may feel more in the mood, and you start wondering if it's safe to have intercourse during your second trimester of pregnancy. Is it possible you can still have a romp without discomfort or harming the baby? For all you mamas in the mood, give yourself a high-five, because there's no reason that baby bump should stop your from getting some action.
Along with feeling better in general, one of the changes you may see in your second trimester is a spike in your libido. According to Baby Center, ll the extra blood that's flowing to your genitals and pelvis during pregnancy may put you in the mood, and — bonus — enjoy some of the most intense orgasms of your life. Go ahead and do a happy dance, you've earned it. But just because your body is pumped and ready to jam, doesn't mean you can get sky's-the-limit crazy in the bedroom. Since you're harboring a human, you need to take a few precautions.
As Mayo Clinic pointed out, "as long as your pregnancy is proceeding normally, you can have sex as often as you like," but you still want to make sure you're listening to your body and catching any signals it may be trying to send you. As your body changes, some symptoms cause you make adjustments to your sex life, according to Everyday Health. Your breasts and vagina may become more sensitive which may mean some small changes, such as using a lubricant, to make sex comfortable for you. However, if you notice vaginal discharge, pain, or bleeding during intercourse, make sure to call your doctor right away. On that same note, if you're having any complications or abnormalities with your pregnancy, make sure to talk with your OB before having sex to make sure it's safe for you and the baby.
When it comes to the baby, having sex while she's in your belly isn't going to do any damage. As the website for The March Of Dimes reported, since the baby is protected by the amniotic fluid in the uterus, having sex doesn't cause the baby any harm or discomfort. As a matter of fact, the only one who may be feeling a little uncomfortable is you. Since your body is growing and changing, it's possible you'll need (and want) to take advantage of sexual positions that are better during pregnancy.
To get it on and still be comfortable, try one some of the positions What To Expect's website recommended for having sex while pregnant. Side lying, woman on top, and rear entry all allow you to keep the pressure off your belly. Man on top is still OK as long as your partner doesn't put any pressure on your belly. (Try scooting your bottom to the edge of the bed and resting your legs on his shoulders.)
Sex during your second trimester can still be fun and enjoyable, as long as it's what you want and desire. As long as you're in the mood and experiencing a healthy pregnancy, getting your groove on can be an exciting way to relieve stress and feel close to your partner.