As you progress through your pregnancy, your body will change a great deal. To accommodate those changes, your sex life may have to adjust, too. As your belly expands and your joints begin to ache, your favorite positions may no longer be feasible.
But here's what you need to know Having sex during your pregnancy can be incredibly enjoyable. According to sexual health therapist Matty Silvera supportive partner is more likely to boost your confidence — and sex drive!
Whether you have safety concerns or confidence issues surrounding your changing body, don't let pregnancy stop you from finding pleasure and connecting with your partner in the bedroom. While you should always get the green light from your doctor first, when you're ready, there are a few things that make pregnancy sex unique that you should consider. For starters, there are few sex positions during pregnancy that might be better than others in term of both satisfaction and safety, for both you and your partner.
Skip navigation! Story from Sex. Hayley MacMillen. Maybe during pregnancy you feel bloated, tired, and nauseated, and sex is the furthest thing from your mind.
The further you get into your pregnancy, and the bigger your body becomes, the more challenging it is to negotiate certain spaces you encounter throughout your day. Like your bed. Sex seems awkward, and possibly even downright uncomfortable.
Remember that scene in Knocked Up when Seth Rogan's character freaks out about hitting the fetus with his penis? Yeah, it's kind of impossible to forget Rest assured, research shows pregnancy sex is totally safe.
Count the sex positions you can use in pregnancy as just one of the many things that changes during during the nine months you're expecting a baby. What may have been comfortable before you got pregnant may no longer be. And as your belly grows, some sex positions that worked early in pregnancy may actually now be physically impossible or close to it.
That said, there are definitely some sex positions that are easier and more comfortable as your baby belly grows. You may think you know what spots and positions work best -- or you may be surprised by the positions that you haven't even considered before! No matter what, we have you covered.
Many couples worry about continuing to have sex when pregnant — are you going to harm the baby or will it be too taxing for the woman? But for the majority of women there's no reason why you can't continue to have sex throughout your pregnancy. According to sex and relationship educator Tracey Coxit's completely safe to continue being intimate with your other half.