Of course, taking care of yourself on the inside, through exercise and nutrition, also boosts self-esteem. Try new positions; just avoid lying flat on your back or having direct pressure on your belly. Some women respond to hormonal changes with a revved-up libido, others shut down.
Morning sickness and fatigue are also common—and neither of these will enhance sexual desire. Thanks for adding your feedback.
When it comes to sex drive, the sudden surge of progesterone and estrogen during the first trimester can have a contradictory effect. Carrying a little living being inside of you can make it tempting to slap on a "Handle With Care" label before lovemaking. Week 2 of Your Pregnancy.
If you don't feel sexy, tell your partner and try not to immediately dismiss any comments they might make in an effort to be helpful. Thanks for adding your feedback. By Alexa Yablonski and Amy Paturel. There are 16, active discussions happening now in our Relationships community group.
All rights reserved. Tell us what you think As often happens with even the most intense pregnancy symptoms, this one ebbs and flows. This can be both physically and emotionally draining. Hoffman BL, et al.
Jump to Your Week of Pregnancy. Rumor has it that some women experience "the best sex ever" during pregnancy, thanks to surging hormones and increased blood flow down below. Try new positions; just avoid lying flat on your back or having direct pressure on your belly.