The What to Expect team recently surveyed close to 1,000 moms to get their take on making love during pregnancy. Moms who took our survey reported that they were way less likely to get intimate with their partner during pregnancy: While nearly half claimed they had sex three or more days per week pre-conception, the same percentage say they knocked boots less than once a week with baby on board.
“Before I became pregnant with both of my kids, I was a sex machine and could not get enough,” one mom told us. “Once I got pregnant with both kids my libido died and sex was out of the question. My husband was also uncomfortable with sex while I was showing pregnant.”
Why are so many parents not in the mood for love? For one, worry is a buzz-kill. If you’re uneasy about getting busy during pregnancy, you’re definitely not alone. In fact, half of first-time moms said they were scared about having sex post-conception, and a whopping three in four dads felt the same way. In fact, dads were so terrified of doing the deed that moms said they were twice as likely to be the one to initiate sexy time during pregnancy.
But not everyone is reluctant to have sex. In fact, with all of those raging pregnancy hormones, some women feel sexier than ever!
“I felt so sexy and womanly during pregnancy!” shared another mom. “I could not keep my hands off my husband, especially at the end. It took a while to get that feeling back after baby, but 10 months later things are as good as they’ve ever been.”
Check out the infographic below for inspiration to jump on the passion bandwagon, then find out 9 benefits of pregnancy sex and how other pregnant couples feel about it.