How to Increase Libido During Pregnancy
Being pregnant can be an incredibly challenging time for new moms-to-be, filled with a range of emotions, physical changes, and questions. As a result, libido can take a hit. Here are some tips to help increase your sexual desire during pregnancy.
Doing Kegel exercises can help make sex more pleasurable during pregnancy by strengthening the muscles in your pelvic floor. Doing so not only makes sex more enjoyable, but also helps prepare your body for childbirth and reduce the chances of incontinence after giving birth.
Talk to Your Doctor
If you’re experiencing a drop in libido, it’s important to talk to your doctor about it. Your doctor can help you troubleshoot potential causes of the problem, such as hormone changes or any underlying health issues.
Open Up to a Partner
If you’re in a relationship, be open to your partner about your libido and what you’re experiencing. Talking about your needs and desires can help make sex more enjoyable for both of you.
Try Something New
Pregnancy can be a time to get creative and explore new sexual positions or techniques to keep things interesting.
Focus on Bonding
Having sex during pregnancy can be a great way to bond with your partner. Spend time cuddling and enjoying each other’s company during your pregnancy. This can be a great way to reconnect and maintain intimacy without having intercourse.
Take Time to Relax
More than anything else, taking time to relax can help increase libido during pregnancy. Whether it’s through yoga, massage, getting a pedicure, or taking a nap, relaxation is key to boosting your libido and creating a positive body image during pregnancy.
Using lubricant during sex can help make it more enjoyable and comfortable. Be sure to use water-based lubricants, as oil-based ones can interfere with condoms and may cause infections.
If you’re not ready for intercourse, don’t forget about other forms of intimacy. Experimenting with fantasies and talking about them with your partner can also help increase libido and create a greater connection between you.
Above all, it’s important to understand that libido can be different during pregnancy and it’s ok to take a break or just enjoy intimate moments without having sex. So don’t be afraid to explore what works best for you and your partner and enjoy your experience.
Please note: Check with your doctor before engaging in any physical activity to make sure it’s safe for you and your baby.
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