An increase in estrogen and progesterone levels can also mean an increase in libido. You can thank estrogen in particular, which increases vaginal lubrication, nipple sensitivity, and uterine blood flow. Our bodies differ from each other, though, so if you’re not feeling frisky, it’s not cause for concern.
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If you have noticed an increase in sexual desire, go for it! Now is a great time to experiment with new positions to accommodate your growing belly. The amniotic sac, amniotic fluid, and your cervix protect baby from the active movements of sex when not using too much force. Potential caveats include a history of pre-term labor or miscarriage, so talk to your care provider about sex if this applies to you.
A few lovemaking positions we suggest to avoid hypertension and to allow the pregnant person to control pressure or penetration:
- Hands and knees
- You on top
Bask in the glow of oxytocin (known as the “love hormone”) and intimacy with your partner. Your baby will feel a rush of oxytocin, too.  When it’s your birthing time, moments of intimacy (kissing, stroking) with your partner can even help reduce labor pain, so keep up your connection! Learn more about this juicy topic from our dear friend Debra Pascali-Bonaro and her online Pain to Power Childbirth Education course.
Affirmations are short, powerful statements that can affect your conscious thoughts. Close your eyes, breathe deeply and slowly, and repeat the following to yourself each day throughout the next week. Fill yourself with breath and feel the joy: