Before you grab your body pillow and retreat into the cushiony fortress that has become your side of the bed, think again. The same hormones that cause fatigue and nausea and a slew of other pregnancy complaints also make sex way more intense.
“Many women, and their partners, worry that pregnancy will bring sex to a screeching halt. But, a couple’s sex life can actually improve during pregnancy,” says Dr. Carla Marie Greco, a clinical psychologist in Santa Rosa, Calif.
Here’s are six ways pregnancy can jumpstart your libido.