Need a bit of SPICE in your pregnancy? Hint… We aren’t talking cooking.
It’s the month of love and it’s getting steamy with couples ready for Valentine’s Day. Roses, chocolate and perhaps a night away in a romantic hotel furnished with the MOST COMFORTABLE bed you have ever slept in. Sounds nice doesn’t it? All of this won’t get you revved up and ready for a spicy night with your partner if your hormones have taken your sex drive hostage!
It happens. Many women have a pumped up drive during pregnancy while others wonder if they will ever get back to feeling sexy and normal again! Fair enough, your body has undergone major changes and perhaps nausea and tiredness are still lingering.
Slight changes in your day can prepare your mind and body to get you in the mood. Touching throughout your day is a perfect way to feel connected. Holding hands during a walk, a bit of a longer kiss before you leave for work and spending an evening cuddled up together all help lead to a steamy night. Does fatigue at night when you crawl into bed makes sex the last thought on your mind? Try switching to mornings or afternoons when you feel more awake.
Did you know research indicates women who regularly engage in intercourse during pregnancy have lower chances of giving birth prematurely? Having orgasms may be the key to lowering chances of giving birth early. Great news, now let’s get spiced up!
- Buy Maternity Lingerie: What better way to feel good than flaunting your new curves with intimates that are pretty AND comfortable!
- Book a Photo Shoot: Maternity shoots are all the rage right now. Spend an afternoon in a cozy bedroom with candles lit, music playing and some bright red lipstick as all the attention is on you making beautiful poses. Or take it outdoors to a lush forest with a flowing dress that fits your curves oh so well.
- Escape on a Baby-moon: A romantic little hotel in the next city for a night or flying away on a sun-filled, white beach vacation. Either way a change of scenery may be the trick to spicing up sex! Leave your worries at home and take some time to focus on each other before baby comes.
- Find a Good Position: What felt good before might not be working for you. Switch it up! Getting on top, side by side (keeps the most weight off your uterus) or sitting down can make all the difference plus throwing a couple pillows in there takes comfort to the next level.
Communication and openness are the keys to maintaining or improving sexual satisfaction during your pregnancy. Keep talking and remember, what is normal for other couples may not be normal for you!
Happy Valentine’s Day!
-Amanda & Jaclyn
Fraser Valley’s Premier Doula Group providing everything you need for your BEST birth and postpartum!