Sex During Pregnancy

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This was mentioned in the induction thread, so I figured it deserved it's own!

For me personally, I was horny enough but refrained from intercourse. It was my own scared issues of a thinning cervix and I didn't want anything inside of me to possibly bring on premature labor. Of course we fooled around and did everything but intercourse and toys help too ;-)

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Elisabeth - posted on 06/25/2010

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I went for it both pregnancy every day until the birth. I have it everyday anyway and I didn't find any differance in my desire for sex. I'm not an overly sexual motivated person, sometimes I felt tired but I still did it because I don't like to make my husband wait and once I got into it it was enjoyable anyway. I had no medical reason to stop having sex, there usually isn't in a normal pregnancy. I had it a lot more during the last few weeks of the pregancy because I wanted to go into labour for the fear of being induced and it works! My husband always says he should get me pregnant again so I don't get my period and we can do it everyday!

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Nikki - posted on 06/27/2010

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I was a nympho during pregnancy all those hormones hell I wanted it all day everyday, I also had no morning sickness so maybe thats why I never refrained from it, by the end of my pregnancy though we were alot more gentle during intercourse, mind you I always have a high sex drive, after I had him those 4 weeks we waited was like an eternity.We have been together for 8 years and we still have sex almost every night if not every other

Tamara - posted on 06/27/2010

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oh man i would love to have sex during this pergnancy, i get horny of course but wheni t comes to the crunch i almost vomit, i don't know why i just can't stand the thought of it this time, during my last pregnancy i had it jsut about everyday. but i feel yuk even if a masterbat, it cld be diferent partners i dunno but everythings so much better this time. anyone have ideas on what to do, i kinda would like to have sex at some stage. lol

C. - posted on 06/25/2010

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With me.. I was like BRING IT ON!!!! Hahaha.. My husband was at Basic and AIT most of my pregnancy, but when he was home.. Lets just say I made him a happy guy ;)

Tanya - posted on 06/25/2010

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Yeah I am one Justin all of the time. He was freaked out after the baby had turned. It didn't really bother me.

When I was 37 week we had sex and I was on top. I started bleeding and contracting. I was so happy because part of the reason I was having sex was to end my heartburn once and for all. We went to the hospital at 2 am and my contraction were steady. By 10 am nothing and they sent me home. Bonus we got to tell all the nurse who came in what we were doing when it happened!

Sharon - posted on 06/25/2010

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Oh god yes. I was positively sex crazed. We screwed every day, multiple times a day.

Only first birth came two weeks early.

La - posted on 06/25/2010

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I wanted little to do with sex during my first pregnancy and want NOTHING to do with it now. I pretty much have to pep talk myself into doing it once a month because I don't think it's fair to not pleasure the hubby just because I'm not EVER in the mood for 9 months. I could be perfectly happy not doing ANYTHING sexual at all for the whole pregnancy. I don't even like having my boobs touched...NOTHING

Charlie - posted on 06/25/2010

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I was sex crazed with both pregnancy and continued until the last trimester !!

Rosie - posted on 06/25/2010

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i had zero sex drive when i was pregnant with grant and vinnie, then lucas get's made, and i'm a god damn horn dog. that's be all nice and dandy for my hubby if he hadn't been in a pretty bad car accident like the day after lucas was conceived, and broke his right ankle and his left hip. no pelvic grindings for us :(

i think we had sex maybe 5 times, each time it was horrible. he couldn't get into a position that would make it so his ankle didn't hurt, while conquering mount everest at the same time. needless to say we gave up on the sex and just played with each other.

Jodi - posted on 06/25/2010

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I loved pregnancy sex. However, with my daughter, I avoided it during the first trimester because I had already had 2 miscarriages and I didn't want to risk another. By the time I got to the second trimester I was soooooo horny!!! But my husband didn't miss out during that time, I made sure he got some ;) That's when a bit of oral sex comes in handy. I never suffered sickness when I was pregnant, so that wasn't an issue :P

Johnny - posted on 06/25/2010

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For the first trimester, we pretty much abstained because we had a bit of a scare around 10 weeks and I was basically vomiting 24/7. But during the 2nd trimester, when everything looked good, the doctor said go for it. Like I said in the other thread, I was as horny as a teenage boy. I think my hubby kind of wants to have another kid so that will happen again. We kept going right up until the end, although, I did start to feel that I might crush him to death. And it didn't do anything to induce my labor :-(

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Oh, I forgot to add. I refused to have ANY quite of sexual gratification on my part during the entire 1st trimester cause I was on the prometrium vaginal inserts and was leaking 24/7. But it was the added progesterone that added to the horniness. So 2nd semester was when I started to feel more relaxed about fooling around more. Then around week 23-24 the ultrasound showed a thinning cervix, so then I started to get nervous and told hubby that we'll do lots of foreplay and oral sex, bump & grind, but NO intercourse!

Caitlin - posted on 06/25/2010

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My first pregnancy I wouldn't let the poor man sleep, I think he actually begged out of it once or twice. My doctor said go ahead, it was healthy there was no reason for us not to, we did it right up until I was induced because I way very overdue.. It didn't help bring on labour.. we tried.. a lot (bowling, going out to a fancy meal in my best clothes didn't work either). Near the end it was funny because wee'd use lots of pillows and things to make it more comfortable, it was like assembling ikea furniture..

The second time around, I wasn't as interested but it wasn't bad. Just the threat of sex made my water break the second time around! A nice warm shower, get into bed all horny and romantic just to leave a nice wet spot on the bed.. 'I swear I toweled off properly and didn't just piss myself..."

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At the start of my pregnancy my hubby and I were a little freaked out by the thought of having sex while I had a baby growing inside me. That passed and we had sex a couple of times but my sex drive was so low I really wasn't into sex at all - one time I actually got my poor hubby really turned on and just as we were about to get down to it fell asleep (oops).

Now after I gave birth that was a completely different ball game I was so unbelievably horny my hubby was actually telling me not tonight he was tired, I was like a duracell bunny lmao.

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When I was pregnant w/ my girls... it was fine til I was put on bedrest at 24 weeks.

After having 2 miscarriages, I wasn't too keen on having sex while pregnant w/ my son. TMI, but the last time I had sex I was 6 months pregnant w/ him and spent the whole next day leaking 'something'. It worried me enough that we didn't have sex anymore. Then my ex bailed on me for another woman anyway, so that's the last time I've ever had sex......

Krista - posted on 06/25/2010

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We didn't abstain. Mind you, there were times when I'd hear a nature-documentary-like voice in my head...

"The White Whale has an unpredictable mating pattern. Her gigantic size is a threat to her mate, as he risks death via crushing or suffocation. ..."

Lindsay - posted on 06/25/2010

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We had regular sex during both pregnancies. With both, my sex drive went way up. I also looked at it as a great addittion to my exercise routine. =)

Rachelle - posted on 06/25/2010

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REALLY? lol I wanted it all the time and my doctor told me it was actually very healthy to keep having healthy intercourse. I was 2 weeks late having my daughter and I actually had several doctors encourage my husband and I to have sex, saying its healthy and can possibly bring about labor but not before baby was ready. For me it was enjoyable exercise.

Becky - posted on 06/25/2010

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I had sex during pregnancy, but I never really wanted to. I just did it because I felt bad depriving my husband for 9 months. We never had any medical reason not to, I just wasn't horny during pregnancy. Those hormones didn't do it for me, lol! My first pregnancy, I was sick, like puking sick, for the entire 9 months. Constant nausea does not make you feel particularly sexy! With my second, by the time the nausea ended, the pelvic pain set in, so sex was not particularly comfortable or enjoyable for me.
My second is now 9 months old, and I still find sex uncomfortable and have basically 0 desire for it. Do you think that's normal? (I am bfing.)

September - posted on 06/25/2010

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We had sex while I was pregnant up until about 8 months. By then it was far too uncomfortable.

Joanna - posted on 06/25/2010

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I guess I'm not much of a sex person anyways (well now, anyways, 5 years ago was a different story). But with Paige I maybe had sex 10 times during that pregnancy. I just didn't want to. But with this pregnancy, my pelvis hurts SO bad I can barely walk sometimes, and the two times I've had sex have been ridiculously painful (I even mentioned I cried once, whoopsie!). And my poor husband thought he married some crazy sex-loving lady. I oughta buy him a hooker or something, I feel so bad!

Jocelyn - posted on 06/25/2010

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When preg with Conner, it was "don't fucking touch me" lol. While pregnant with Brooklynn I was horny ALL the time and I would have had sex right up until I went into labor, but DH get's weird about sex in the third trimester :S freak gqtm
So I had a lot of sex with myself LOL

Sara - posted on 06/25/2010

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I was nervous about sex during pregnancy as well, but with the hormones, I couldn't help myself! My hubs just made sure he was gentle, and it worked out ok. My doctor also reassured me that there was no reason for me not to have sex or to be concerned about it. At the end however, there was absolutely no position that would have been comfortable for me, so it just wasn't happening...but honestly, sex during pregnancy was gooooooood. :)

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