You can have sex when you are pregnant. Your libido changes throughout your pregnancy - for most women it is highest in the second trimester. Sex will help you connect with your partner, relieve tension, and pleasure floods you with good endorphins.
Let your intuition guide you in sex. If you sense discomfort, try something different. However, do not fear that it will hurt baby - amniotic fluid and the cervix protect the baby. After an orgasm, you may feel Braxton Hicks contractions which are completely normal. If you have light spotting after sex, it is most likely from small blood vessels in the vaginal canal and cervix. The blood supply to your pelvis increases with pregnancy and the tiny capillaries can sometimes break. If bleeding seems unusual, see your caregiver.
If you are at risk of preterm labor or are on bed rest, check with your medical advisor before having vaginal or anal sex.
Julia Erickson, the founder of Aphrodite Project, is a wellness authority who uses food, meditation, and movement to create extraordinary health and wellness. Julia's practice is focused on helping women thrive and heal from chronic disease. She is also mother of seven.