Sex In The Life Of a Pregnant Couple: What it Feels Like and What is Possible!

Pregnancy brings four kinds of changes in one’s sex life…


a) The couple really wants it (time for a roller-coaster ride!)


b) When mommy is hot (hmmm) and the daddy is not (wondering how baby’s exit point can be his entry point!!)


c) The daddy really wants it ( but of course) but mommy is totally focused on keeping the food In her tummy!  


d) Both don’t want it (There’s always Netflix and popcorn!!)


In my own experience, my husband got an earful of progressively creative "Sorry baby, not tonight" excuses for the initial first few weeks. I was always worried that the man bits might dent the little one’s head! But, come second trimester onwards, our world rocked! (thanks to my prenatal consultant’s advice)


So whatever kind of a couple you are, remember, sex during pregnancy is amazing (don’t ask me more, ok?!) and you should have it! Just remember, getting the deed done while pregnant needs a certain amount of creativity and tweaking in the routine.


So here’s my list of what you might expect in the next few months with regards to sex in the life of a pregnant couple:


1. More Sexual Pleasure: Because of the high levels of emotion attached and a lot of blood rushing to the lady parts, let’s just say things in the bedroom can get more heated. It’s great to talk to your husband about this and reveal in the beauty of this transitioning time.



2. The Wholesome Mama: That’s what I was referred to by my husband! Not that I was very skinny but he just said he had more pounds of me to love. Pregnancy can actually be sexy and it’s necessary to not mix maternal feelings with sexuality. Also let’s not forget the fully blossomed top that men can’t resist! Make the most of it, people!


3. Creativity: So while you are mixing up colours in the nursery and checking out different positions, spruce up your bedroom life by experimenting with positions in the bedroom. It’s a great time to fulfill those unfulfilled fantasies! (think dirty, do some dirty!) 2nd trimester upwards, say bye to the missionary position (the discomfort of lying on the back is huge) and re-invent! There are several positions available on the internet. Just remember you aren’t a ‘yoga guru’ so don’t get too flexible!


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4. Take advantage of the 2nd semester: Many women feel better during the second trimester, so it is worth getting in as much as you can in those three months since the third trimester brings further obstacles (hello, huge bump!)


5. Intimacy and not sex: Long baths in a hot tub, a babymoon, foot massages, flirting and totally not talking about the baby sometimes are great alternatives to sexual intercourse.


6. Sex without the stress of contraceptives! This truly was the best for me!! Pregnancy sex is free from all the nerves of contraceptives and pregnancy! It opens up a world of possible set-ups and places!




7. It is great vaginal exercise: Don’t believe me? It’s true. Sex assists your muscles to work strongly and effectively giving your pelvic floor a first class workout.  You know those kegels you should be doing? Practice them during sex! Success guaranteed with the man!! (turn the TV on loud before you do!!)


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Comments (53)

asha chaudhry

awesome article manveen!!

Shyamalima Baruah Juneja

i am so scared of havaing sex coz of my baby. my hubby really wants to have but i am always denying. My placenta is low lying.

Priya Yadav

I m 17 weeks pregnant nw can me and my hubby can do sex as we did before getting pregnant..

Manveen (Motheropedia_Blog)

Shyamalima Baruah in this situation why don't you speak to your doctor. His advice would be best.

Manveen (Motheropedia_Blog)

Priya Yadav Unless there is a medical reason to not, I think it should be fine. However to be very sure, please speak to your doctor once

Shyamalima Baruah Juneja

sure i will Manveen. Thanks :)

Navneet Chhabra

mine was marginal placenta and had subchronic clot ..but now all is ok ...but still i don't do sex i m afraid of having sex .is it ok to havve sex in 9th motmnth

Archana Gautam

nice article..vry helpful

Trupti Dudwadkar

This is so well written.

Ekta Kaushik

hi.. i am 11 weeks pregnant n doc advice not to be in physical relation with husband.. so is it safe to dr o sex

Divya Sharma

Hi I m 17 wks pregnant and I have a twins so I m scared of having sex. I think we should not do.whats ur opinion about this situation.

Aditi Dayma

I wish I knew this before


This is so well written.


Perfectly complete write up !😀

Vrushali Satish Chalvadi

But having sex during pregnancy won't harm my baby na??


I wish I knew this before

Reecha Shah

Sm here thn wht hv u done

Madhuban Sen

Sounds like so much fun.

Eram Khan

I wish I knew this before

Kinjal Jigar Shah

Sounds like so much fun.


This is so well written.

sakshi singhal

Thanks for the advice..this will help a lot


Pallavi Banerjee

we're at 9 weeks. my husband was scared to do it before the second trimester but I was really horny so I kind of seduced him into it :p and it felt just great...

Priyanka Jain

This is exactly what I was looking for.

Priyanka Jain

Thank u so much for discussing dis topic...I just want to confirm

Manmath Patil

This is just in time

Shweta Jain

Sounds like so much fun.

Dhairyya Hingorani

my husband is truly thankful to u fr d following help...

Ratish Nair

This is just in time


Learn something very helpful..


Learn something very helpful..


Hello mam kya pregnancy me m meri wife se relation bna Sakta hu

hamid Abdul

This is so well written.

hamid Abdul


Sounds like so much fun.

kelechi kayode

Awesome article

Rutuja Pawar

Sounds like so much fun.


Such interested topic


This is exactly what I was looking for. - Bang on!

Edward zuma

love this article 😍

Jagjeet Kaur

Sounds like so much fun.

jaseena Ghouse basha

This is so well written.

Sunaina Arora

Shyamalima baruah juneja you should not have sex. As low lying Placenta is something which can b a complication if you go for it. In your case it's complete no. Doctor might have recommended most rest to you too.

Jyoti Gaur

Nice article...

Ruchika Anand Vaghela

This is just in time

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बिलकुल सही समय पर आया यह लेख!

Ram Lal Saini

I wish I knew this before


am scared about sex becoz,of my baby.... nice article....

Naveen Shukla

My wife is 2 month of early pregnancy,his blood report are normal but sometimes he vomate and sometimes we both want sex can we do it with safe position

Swati Swabhimani

This is just in time

Vaishali Bhateja

This is so well written.

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