The Best S*x Positions for Pregnant Women The Best S*x Positions for Pregnant Women
One minute, the sight of your partner makes you want to put him out with the weekly garbage; the next, you might want to... The Best S*x Positions for Pregnant Women

One minute, the sight of your partner makes you want to put him out with the weekly garbage; the next, you might want to play a couple of rounds of naked Twister. Par for the course during pregnancy.

See, as your estrogen and progesterone levels rise, they cause changes in your body that boost libido. Estrogen in particular, which serves such pregnancy-related functions as boosting blood flow to your uterus (and to your entire pelvis), also increases vaginal lubrication and heightens sensitivity in your breasts and nipples.

It’s a righteous recipe for romance. But the same hormones can also conspire against you, especially in the beginning when nausea and fatigue can send you to bed for an entirely different reason. And toward the end, you may just feel too huge, unwieldy and, again, tired. (That’s why months four to six or so are often called the “honeymoon” trimester.)

So where does that leave you? The X factor in the s*x equation is the relationship between your changing moods and your changing body: Just as every woman’s pregnancy is unique, so is every pregnant woman’s s*x drive. If your spirit is willing but fears or misinformation are holding you back, this advice can help you relax.


S*x is usually safe.
If you do want to have s*x, embrace the ubiquitous three-word Nike slogan. As long as your pregnancy is progressing normally, you can have s*x as often as you like (some exceptions may include a history of miscarriage or preterm labor).

Be aware that it’s pretty common for some women to experience bleeding during intercourse, especially in the first trimester. This is caused by the normal swelling of capillaries in the cervix, which can burst when irritated during s*x. While such spotting or bleeding is generally nothing to worry about, you should still mention it to your doctor or midwife.

What’s more, there’s typically no chance of hurting the baby during s*x because the amniotic fluid and your cervix protect him. But one caution: If you have oral s*x, your partner should not blow air into your vagina, as during pregnancy this can cause an air bubble to block a blood vessel.

Pregnancy S*x Tips: Fun S*x in Your Second Trimester

S*x can still be comfortable.
The old standby missionary position for intercourse may not work for you now. Instead, try these options:

Spooning: Lie side by side with him behind you. This makes for more shallow penetration.

You on top: There’s no pressure on your belly, and you can control the speed and depth of penetration.

Side of the bed: You lie on your back on the edge of the bed with your knees bent and feet on the edge. He stands facing you. It’s like classic missionary, but he won’t be resting his body weight on you.

Living room love: Kneel on a couch with your belly facing the back of it; use your arms for support. He penetrates from behind.

You will have s*x again after the baby comes.
Just be aware that with the sudden drop of estrogen after delivery, your libido can plummet and the lining of your vagina thins out, making intercourse feel like you’re losing your virginity all over again. This can be particularly true if you’re breastfeeding.

Most docs recommend that you wait six weeks until after giving birth (even for oral s*x). The goals are to allow your body to heal, avoid infection and deal with any psychological or emotional issues you and your partner may be feeling. When you do venture back, it’s important to make your partner aware that you may need plenty of foreplay and possibly lubrication.

Henry Okafor

  • Margie king

    October 27, 2016 #1 Author

    Omg. I didn’t know it was that many positions I could do . Thanks for the tips!

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  • Antwun

    October 27, 2016 #3 Author

    There’s a lot but at the end of the day as long as it’s comfortable

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  • Victoria hebert

    October 27, 2016 #4 Author

    Being pregnant with twins this was very helpful #greatAdvice

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  • Jay

    October 27, 2016 #5 Author

    Yesssss 😍

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  • Jakeria jackson

    October 27, 2016 #6 Author

    I always wanted my parnter around mostly when i was in my feelings.

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  • CeCe

    October 27, 2016 #7 Author

    I think spooning is a good choice that way you feel comfortable and that saves you a lot of energy

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  • Oddessey

    October 28, 2016 #8 Author

    I feel like on top is a more comfortable position and doggy style because its not hurting the belly

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  • Givanni Mckinney

    October 28, 2016 #9 Author

    this helped alot

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  • Johnesha

    October 28, 2016 #10 Author

    Wow never knew it was that many positions me and my boyfriend was just talking about this

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  • Tori Campbell

    October 28, 2016 #11 Author

    Great article. I found woman on top the most comfortable while I was pregnant.

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  • Shareem

    October 28, 2016 #12 Author

    I Didn’t Know We Could Do All Them positions

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  • Brelonna Simmons

    October 28, 2016 #13 Author

    I Tried Some Of These And They Work But I Want To Try A The Other Ones Because They Seem Comfortable And Easy. So My Next Go Around I Will Definitely Try Them.

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  • sade

    October 28, 2016 #14 Author

    I didn’t know there were so many positions!

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  • nandera

    October 28, 2016 #15 Author

    sponning is too nice

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  • Jason Barksdale

    October 28, 2016 #16 Author

    The Spooning really works (side by side) , my wife just had a baby after we done that.

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  • Mrs Bamz

    October 28, 2016 #17 Author

    Quite helpful….thanks!

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  • katayesa

    October 28, 2016 #18 Author

    It’s hard having sex while pregnant

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  • Iesha Spencer

    October 28, 2016 #19 Author

    This is awsome

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    • Nautica Davis

      October 30, 2016 #20 Author

      It’s not hard u just got to make sure u comfortable

      Reply

  • Tisha

    October 28, 2016 #21 Author

    Didnt knw it was so many position!!!

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  • Danielle Hospedales

    October 28, 2016 #22 Author

    Wow I was not aware of the many positions to enjoy with your partner.

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  • Danielle Jerome

    October 28, 2016 #23 Author

    Wow was not aware of the many positions to enjoy with your partner.

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  • Aubri Mckenzie

    October 29, 2016 #24 Author

    wow , I had no idea it was that many positions that would actually be comfortable! This was really helpful !

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  • Rondarius Sterling

    October 29, 2016 #25 Author

    Very very helpful

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  • Terrika Joyner

    October 29, 2016 #26 Author

    I Never Did Any of those When I was Pregnant!

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  • Jalessa

    October 29, 2016 #27 Author

    I didn’t know it was so many ways😏

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  • Jeanette

    October 29, 2016 #28 Author

    I didn’t know it was that many omg lol

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  • Bilborn

    November 23, 2016 #29 Author

    Good advice then men should not use pregnancy as a scapegoat to cheat their spouses coze there is nothing to run about

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