Motherhood brings great joy but also challenges, starting with sex during pregnancy and continuing on to sex after baby. Our sex lives often suffer as we grapple with the major changes occurring in our bodies and our lives. Sometimes you need to reinvent your sex life in order to preserve it.
Hormonal changes may cause your libido levels to fluctuate during pregnancy and this is completely normal. A study conducted by gynecologists Kay Mordecai Robson and colleagues revealed that 77% of women report having intercourse less often at three months of pregnancy and 57% report intercourse less often 12 months after delivery when compared to the frequency of intercourse before they got pregnant. Fear of harming the fetus was found to be one of the variables that contributed to the decline in sexual activity during pregnancy. Here are some suggestions for dealing with sex during pregnancy.