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Sex in the Second Trimester

by Michele Zipp on June 23, 2009 at 4:00 PM

sex in second trimesterBetween the nausea, excess pimples, and my hormones in a spin, sex in the first trimester of my pregnancy hasn't been happening much. Though I have been having some crazy sex dreams. (But that's a whole other story.)

The good news is I've been hearing that it's the second trimester where you start feeling really frisky again. One more week to go for me!

When you are pregnant, there is more blood flowing all around -- and that means around your genitals, too, increasing sensations down there. And after 13 weeks of pregnancy, there's lots of blood flowing, plus all those first trimester issues should be going away.

I was reading in one of my pregnancy books that some women may experience some cramping after orgasm, but that should subside within a few minutes. Of course, if anything concerns you about sex when you are pregnant, it's always best to discuss with your doctor.

Have you felt an increase in your sex drive once you entered your second trimester?

Filed Under: 2nd trimester, sex & relationships, the pregnant life

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  • TinaT80
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    TinaT80

    June 23, 2009 at 4:09 PM

    geez, do I wish!!!  I am now 25 weeks and I still hate doing the deed.  I seem to be permantly turned off since I've been preggers.  It really sucks!  I hope it comes back soon or my hubby might kill me!  (just kidding)  Hopefully other ladies are having better luck than me.


  • Bubbl...
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    Bubbles318

    June 23, 2009 at 4:15 PM

    My boyfriend and I had sex right up until I had our daughter! Actually, the night before the night I went into labor was the last time. My mom advised that it might get labor started. I was disappointed the next day when I still hadn't gone into labor..but I did later that night. She did say "well, it won't happen right away!" She was right! Haha.


  • rylie...
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    rylies_mommy09

    June 23, 2009 at 4:19 PM

    I agree with TinaT80. Being pregnant is like a permanat turn-off. I think that I haven't had sex with my fiance in about 7 months. I just am never in the mood and I feel bad because my fiance will try and I am just like ewww. I hope that this will change soon.


  • armyw...
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    armywife009

    June 23, 2009 at 9:29 PM

    I am 6 months and have been wanting sex like crazy. But hubby is at fort leonard wood and unfortunately i haven't had sex since april(when he left) and won't get it til he comes back in august! Errgghh!!


  • Starl...
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    Starleen70

    June 23, 2009 at 10:02 PM

    It's perfectly normal for your sex drive to increase into your second and third trimesters.


  • mommy...
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    mommydue2010

    June 23, 2009 at 11:40 PM

    I am only 8 weeks!! And the deed just does not sound appealing at all... i have been having the dreams though.. is that strange??bouncing


  • Rebek...
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    RebekahsMommy06

    June 24, 2009 at 9:55 AM

    yeah, I get permanately turned off during pregnancy. My DH and I haven't had sex since we've concieved, 34 weeks ago...... I feel so bad and my head wants sex, but my body has no desire whatsoever. It was the same with DD, but I could still care less even a year and a half after she was born. I'm def. going to talk to the doctor about it after this one casue i don't want to go thru that again.


  • mmmom...
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    mmmommy0207

    June 24, 2009 at 11:36 AM

    I've been on a roller coaster. I'll go from "you're kidding, right?" to "you still have your clothes on?" in a span of 5 min. Poor guy is just so confused. He's learned to take it while he can get it!


  • sstepph
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    sstepph

    June 24, 2009 at 1:52 PM

    It was an up and down kinda thing. My fiance was in college so I saw him every 2 weeks or every weekend, so thats when we would. Sometimes I didnt want to but I made myself, haha. Then the 3rd my belly was in the way and I was in preterm labor from 32 weeks on.. so I wasnt allowed.. Once I hit 37 weeks, we were like rabbits! haha. Plus I read that if you have sex and let the sperm in there, it helps induce labor.. Nope. Didn't help. I think we would do it like 3 -4 times a day to induce labor haha.That was only a week cause my water broke the day before I hit 38 weeks!


  • bells...
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    bells1210

    June 24, 2009 at 3:17 PM

    Are you kidding me?  I'm alomost done with my first trimester and I'm wanting more sex  than ever.  I feel sorry for my husband.  Poor guy..lol.  the last two nights I've attacked him...lol.


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