Almost every couple's sexual relationship undergoes some kind of change during the 9-month pregnancy adventure. Sexual activity can vary widely from discomfort during intercourse, lack of sexual interest, to unbelievable sexual encounters. Because of the emotional, physical, and hormonal changes, a couple's sexual life can be altered dramatically. However, the bottom line is that sexual practices during pregnancy are different for every couple. It is important to have an open, honest relationship. Set aside time to discuss sexual feelings and expectations. Find out together what works and is right for you.
Because of the morning sickness, I feel lousy and have no interest in sex. What should I do?
Remain flexible. If you are suffering from nausea and vomiting only in the morning, try to set aside some time for fun and games when you are feeling better. If your morning sickness sticks around all day and night, you may have to just wait out its symptoms. In most cases, the queasiness will lessen by the end of the first trimester. Do not put additional pressure on yourself to have sex when you feel lousy, this could aggravate the morning sickness even more.
I am just too tired to have sex. Hopefully the normal pregnancy fatigue will pass by around the fourth month. Once again remember to be flexible. Do not force romance when you are tired, instead work it in sometime during the day or on the weekend. Finish off the experience with a well-deserved nap.