Many couples wonder how pregnancy will affect their sexual relationships. Normally, the first and third trimester women experience decreased sex drive, because of the discomforts and hormonal instability. The second quarter of the pregnant sexual interest tends to increase. There are cases of contraindication of intercourse during pregnancy, where you can practice other forms of sexual expression. The pregnancy is a period of great physical, psychological and emotional in the future mother. These changes also affect the sexuality of the couple, which varies greatly from one woman to another and throughout the pregnancy.

During pregnancy, some couples enjoy special moments of intimacy. For the pregnant woman’s sexual desire varies across the different trimesters of pregnancy due to hormonal changes experienced during this period.

Usually, in early pregnancy some women experience decreased libido. During this period, the pregnant woman suffers from some typical discomforts of pregnancy such as nausea and vomiting, which prevent your partner share a sexual relationship quiet. This does not mean, however, occurs in all cases.

Other pregnant women enjoy satisfying intimate moments with her partner from the beginning of pregnancy. This, like everything depends on each case.

A common concern for most couples is whether the sexual practice can harm the fetus. In principle, provided that there is no medical contraindication to do so by the couple can have sex throughout pregnancy.

This article about sex in pregnancy:

How does pregnancy affect the libido?

Am I at risk the fetus during sex?

Can you play intercourse until the end of pregnancy?

Why would intercourse is contraindicated in pregnancy?

Intercourse is not the only form of sexual expression

How does pregnancy affect the libido?

In general, the desire diminishes during the first trimester of pregnancy due to fatigue and nausea.

In the second trimester of pregnancy, the pregnant woman may experience an increased libido. This is because at this stage of pregnancy, disappear some of the discomforts of the first quarter and the hormone levels stabilize.

In the last trimester of pregnancy often decreases sexual interest again and they reappear in the pregnant fatigue and discomfort for the size of the abdomen.

During pregnancy, improve sex for some couples. On the one hand, women and men are more relaxed as it is not necessary contraceptive methods. Furthermore, the sexual organs and the breasts of pregnant are more sensitive, due to increased blood flow and the large amount of hormones circulating in the woman’s body.

Am I at risk the fetus during sex?

Sometimes it is feared harm the fetus if practiced intercourse, but this is an unfounded fear. The fetus is protected by the amniotic sac that acts as a pillow and the cervical mucus plug that allows the entry of any bacteria in the uterus.

Sometimes after an orgasm the uterus of the pregnant woman remains hard a few minutes and there are some contractions that do not pose any danger.

Can we play intercourse until the end of pregnancy?

Until nearly the end of pregnancy the mucus plug if not become detached or has broken the amniotic sac (the contact could cause an infection).

Some experts say that sex can be a way to encourage labor, if late. The reason is that in the semen there a hormone called prostaglandin that acts on the cervix, softening.

Why would intercourse is contraindicated in pregnancy?

Typically, the doctor may limit or completely contraindicated intercourse whenever there are vaginal bleeding, however small they are.

Also during the first trimester in women with a history of abortion or losses have forced them to keep resting in previous pregnancies.

If the woman has previously had a premature delivery, you should stop doing coitus between eight and twelve weeks before you leave accounts.

When there is a high risk of bleeding, as in the placenta previa or placental abruption, is contraindicated completely.

Intercourse is not the only form of sexual expression

The decrease in libido or inability to practice intercourse for medical contraindications should not be cause for concern. There are other forms of sexual expression that can be just as satisfying and enjoyable.