7 Best Pregnancy Sex Positions to Keep it Sexy—And Safe

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That said, some positions that may have been go-to’s pre-pregnancy aren’t the safest as your pregnancy progresses. “If there is unexplained vaginal bleeding, contractions, vaginal discharge, pelvic pain with intercourse, or possible leakage of fluid consistent with amniotic fluid, it is important the mother-to-be to speak to her health care professional for a proper evaluation,” says Dr. Loanzon. “This would include an obstetric ultrasound if clinically indicated, to evaluate possible causes that may make it dangerous to proceed with intercourse.

But when it comes to getting it on while pregnant, not all positions are created equal, especially as that belly gets bigger and bigger. “The best pregnancy sex positions are ones that are comfortable for both partners so there is enjoyment for everyone,” says Sheila Loanzon, D. O. , board-certified ob-gyn and instructor at the Boston University School of Medicine. “Pregnancy comes with rapid changes anatomically as the belly grows, as well as the possible psychological discomfort some women have from weight gain and appearance changes.

It’s a great pregnancy sex position too. “Doggy style can be used in all trimesters because the uterus can be supported with pillows,” Dr. Loanzon says.  “Use caution in the third trimester as the weight may be difficult to balance on all fours.

Similar to Spread Eagle, it’s your partner who will be doing all the work while you lounge. “Some people prefer to avoid penetration (especially G-Spot pressure) during pregnancy, because pressure on the bladder leads to the urge to urinate,” says O’Reilly.

We asked the experts for the best pregnancy sex positions that are safe, comfortable, and oh so sexy. “This position is not only intimate, but comfortable,” says Dr.

This position is great for all trimesters, but especially the third trimester when your body shape is changing most drastically. “Lying on your side during the third trimester is often the most comfortable position for sleeping, exercising, and sex,” says O’Reilly.

As Stubbs explains, this is a great option both early on and further into your pregnancy, as long as you vary just how much of you is over the table in regards to the size of your belly. “Anything that’s smashing your belly, isn’t going to feel so good,” says Stubbs.

If you love missionary, you better get the most of it while you can during your first trimester, because after that, it becomes a position you’ll want to avoid. “In the third trimester, it is recommended that pregnant women should not lay flat on their back,” says Dr. Loanzon.

Le Wand Rechargeable Vibrating Massager, for example, gives you and the partner the length you might need to reach your clitoris when you’re toward the end of your pregnancy and your belly is at its biggest.

When we talk about sex, it’s important to realize it’s not just intercourse, but a whole range of acts that fall on the sexual spectrum. Like, oral sex. “This position is all about your pleasure,” says O’Reilly.

You may be more comfortable with your partner entering from behind so you can support yourself using a wall or the back of a chair as your belly poses more of a logistical challenge later in your pregnancy.

If you are at risk of preterm labor, talk to your doctor about what sexual behaviors are safe for you. “While there is no strong evidence that sexual activity affects the risk of preterm birth in healthy women, it is theoretically possible,” says Dr. Loanzon. “Female orgasm can increase uterine muscle contractions which may increase frequency or intensity of contractions after sex.

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