Welcome to pregnancy! You may have been trying for a baby for a long time or fell pregnant easily. Either way, sex was likely part of the story! Finding out you are pregnant doesn’t have to mark the end to passion and intimacy – it’s actually really rather good for you. Love-making lowers our blood pressure and gives us a nice release of that “happy hormone” - Oxytocin - helping you to sleep better and feel happier.
That said, you may have mixed feelings regarding whether you want to have sex or not and, that’s perfectly ok too. Talk it over with your partner to make sure you both feel comfortable and, if not, consider other ways you can have intimate time together. Some women feel super sexy during pregnancy and find themselves with a heightened sex drive, whilst others feel the complete opposite. Neither one is right or wrong – every pregnancy is different, so try not to worry.
One of the most common question on this topic is “Is it safe?”
The answer to this is yes! Unless you have been advised by your midwife or doctor to avoid sex, then it is perfectly safe. Having a low-lying placenta, unexplained bleeding or a previous premature baby may be one of the reasons you have been advised not to have intercourse.