Post # 17
I’m in my third trimester right now and it is pretty much non-existant. It’s a combination of being uncomfortable, feeling unsexy and Darling Husband feeling awkward with the belly. I will say it is possible though, you just have to be creative with positions. I honestly can’t wait to get back to the old us after the baby is born!
Post # 18
I think mine was mostly normal throughout the pregnancy, but I also barely had any pregnancy symptoms at all. I WILL say that when you are full term, sex has been known to jump start labor if you are overdue (or just ready to get the baby out already).
Post # 19
Our’s has stayed normal. But I haven’t had any morning sickness etc. I’m now at 6 months along. I think it depends on how you’re feeling and getting him to forget there is a baby in the belly.
Post # 20
This might be a really stupid question – but I’ll go anyways
Do you guys use protection or not? now being pregnant?
Darling Husband is all over me – I have no drive what so ever – almost 12 wks
Post # 21
I’m 32 weeks and we still get it on 3-5 times a week, which has been standard for the entire pregnancy.
Post # 22
I was going to say not once since we conceived, but we did do it once.
I was on Progesterone suppositories for the first 9 weeks which was gross and since then I’ve had some procedures and issues that have just made sex seem scary. We’ve been talking about it though so I think we going to try soon. I’m definitely having sex dreams though! My drive is higher than normal.
Post # 23
we don’t do it any more or any less than we did before…..and we have a healthy sex life 😉
The only thing is…he’s got to catch me before it gets too late because I get tired and sleepy at like 10pm. So, either its during the day or we call it a night early so we can sneak some in before I get too exhausted. For reference I am 29w2d (7months+)
Like PP have said, I too was on prog suppositories at the beginning. If you don’t know what those are….they are a gel capsule you insert vaginally and they melt in there. Not sexy. So, if you’re on those: I recommend putting them in after sex! Because there won’t be any sexy time after those get in there-They’re gross!
Post # 24
This has been one of the hardest things for me in pregnancy!
In the beginning there really wasn’t a change at all. I didn’t have much morning sickness so I’m sure that was the reason. In the second tri I was starting to have a belly and similar to a previous poster, my sex drive was there like usual (or maybe even more) but my body just didn’t want to cooperate. By about week 28-30 my Darling Husband just was not having it. He’s always very loving and attentive, but when it comes to sex there’s nothing. Its really frustrating sometimes because as I said, even at 35 weeks my drive is there so I end up feeling sort of rejected. Also doesn’t feel like there’s much people who can relate (usually it seems in pregnancy it’s the opposite problem of the guy wanting it but the girl not) 🙁 Hopefully post baby things can back to how they were!
Post # 25
We had sex way more when we were pregnant, especially in the last two weeks to encourage contractions. I had a really high libido the whole way through, obviously as your belly gets bigger you have to modify positions etc so baby doesn’t get bumped too much! Some guys find it a little creepy especially when you start showing or if you’re expecting a girl but my SO had no issue.
Post # 26
We barely did it in the first trimester because sex always brought on spotting when we were TTC so I was too afraid to. I never got the sex drive in the 2nd trimester, but still managed to do it 1-2 times/week to keep the Darling Husband happy. Somehow now at 27 weeks, I’m starting to have more of an interest in it. We’ve done it the past 3 days! Fortunately, Darling Husband isn’t bothered by the belly or by the idea that there’s a baby in there, and he’s been just as interested as before.
Post # 27
@sam2412: Obviously if you’re already pregnant you wouldn’t be using protection to prevent pregnancy. However I suppose if there was risk of transmission of an existing STI or just for “easy cleanup” you could throw a condom on?