Angelina Jolie talks about her increased sex drive during pregnancy

Angelina Jolie says being pregnant has its perks.

“It’s great for the sex life,” she tells Entertainment Weekly magazine. “It just makes you a lot more creative. So you have fun, and as a woman you’re just so round and full.”

I love this quote and have been speaking with a friend who is a midwife about he benefits of sex during pregnancy. For many of my patients it was the first time some of them reached orgasm. Or in my case, I couldn’t stop touci myself. I craved thin crust wood burned pizza and loads of sex.
Here are some of the changes that happen during pregnancy:

In order to support your pregnancy, your body increases the amount of progesterone and estrogen in your bloodstream. As a result, you may feel the need to be with your partner more than usual. This increase in hormones has a number of physical effects on your body, which can often make sexual intercourse much more enjoyable than usual. These changes include:

increased vaginal lubrication
increased sensitivity of the breasts and nipples – sometimes they are sensitive to the point of pain.
increased blood flow to the pelvic area

The truth is there is no “right amount” of sex during pregnancy. I see so many patient who’s sex drive is missing it’s important to realize that the closeness before the baby comes is important.  Althougmt men are happy with the increase (I have amny who keep wanting more babies because they love this stage). Sotimes your sex drive is so crazy that your partner may be put off.
I describe it as the teenage years all over again. Your partner may not understand that you’re not quite in control of the impulses you’re feeling while you are knocked up and your heightened sex drive during pregnancy is in the hands of your hormones and changing body.  (It may help to remind him of how he felt in seventh grade — when his hormones and his sexual reflexes were out of control and lived in fear of a boner during math class. Same hormonal soup. So lie back and feel like the goddess you are.

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