Many women feel less than sexy during the first trimester. Some women report that their partners are a little freaked out by the knowledge of a tiny baby growing inside. The good news? Most men get over it, and many women get a big libido boost later in pregnancy.
Here are some of the things you can do to get through this phase with your romantic feelings toward each other pretty much intact:
- Cut yourself some slack: The first trimester of pregnancy is typically the adjustment period. You are getting used to be pregnant, you might not feel well and your breasts may be sore on top of all that! You need to get used to everything that’s going on in your body , so don’t worry if you don’t feel turned on every night.
- Communicate with your partner: Your partner can’t feel what you are feeling, so you need to be open and talk about it.
- Have a sense of humor: Don’t worry, your sex life isn’t over if you have a few strange weeks. It’s a lot more fun and there’s less pressure on both of you – if you can laugh together about any weirdness.
- Go to an ultrasound together: There is nothing like seeing your baby’s heartbeat for the first time – or a little hand – to make you feel totally in love with your partner.
- Plan a “babymoon”: Celebrate your pregnancy by booking a romantic getawy for you and your husband before the baby arrives. Plan it for when you’re six or seven months along, which is when you should be feeling pretty good over the morning sickness. Make sure your doctor gives you the okay to travel. If your doctor advises against flying or you’re strapped for finances, opt for a short drive or a weekend getaway nearby. Book it now and you’ll have to look forward to.
Work toward keeping romance alive in the first trimester of pregnancy and you shall enjoy your time with your partner.