Sex During Pregnancy .January 6, 2021
The goal is to prevent excessive pressure on the belly and to restrict penetration as required by the particular partners. Some of the positions below are popular positions for sex during pregnancy.
- Woman on top: takes the pressure off of the woman’s abdomen and allows her to control the depth and frequency of thrusting.
- Woman on back: like the missionary, but with less pressure on abdomen or uterus. The woman lies on her back and raises her knees up towards her chest. The partner kneels between her legs and enters from the front. A pillow is placed under her bottom for added comfort.
- From behind: allowing her to support stomach and breasts.
Sex during pregnancy is sort of a wild card. It may feel liberating (no need to worry about birth control!) and can be even more exciting because of all the amazing changes in your body. Or it may be the last thing on your mind if you’re dealing with morning sickness or any other physical discomforts of early pregnancy. Maybe it’s both. Wherever you are on this grand adventure, here’s what you need to know to have fun and stay safe.
Is it safe to have sex during pregnancy :
In most cases, yes! As long as you’re having a normal pregnancy without complications, you can continue to have sex right up until your water breaks or you go into labor.
Don’t worry: Your baby is protected by your uterus and a layer of muscles, and is safely cushioned by the surrounding amniotic fluid. The mucus plug inside your cervix also helps guard against infection.
Though if you’re not in a mutually monogamous relationship with an uninfected partner, always use male or female condoms to protect yourself – and your baby – from sexually transmitted infections (STIs).
Are there any benefits to having sex during pregnancy :
Besides having sex during pregnancy just for the sheer fun of it, other possible benefits include:
- Staying active. Having sex burns calories, which could help you and your partner stay active and keep fit.
- Better orgasms. Increased blood flow to your genital area during pregnancy often means better orgasms.
- A boost in happiness. Having an orgasm releases endorphins that can make you feel happy and relaxed.
- Closer bond with your partner. Having a healthy sex life during pregnancy is a good way to maintain a close emotional connection with your sexual partner – especially important in a time of so many changes.
Is it ever not a good idea to have sex while pregnant :
In some circumstances, you may have to skip certain activities or positions, or stop having sex entirely for part or all of your pregnancy. Your midwife or doctor will let you know whether you have – or develop – any complications that make sex a no-go.
Will sex feel different now that U’R pregnant :
Most women say that sex does feel different for at least part of the pregnancy. You may find it more pleasurable at times but not really enjoy it or feel up to it at other times.