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. What to avoid? So, no missionary and no facedown," says Holly Richmond, Ph. Also, most pregnant women report increased nipple and breast sensitivity. That could mean even better tingles in those areas or, conversely, too much tenderness and sensitivity. For the latter, "tell your partner to lighten their touch or avoid your nipples altogether," says Richmond.
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The 5 best pregnancy sex positions to keep things safe (and hot)
Pregnancy is actually an amazing time for sex. First off, you're not going to get pregnant again, at least not anytime soon, so you feel more uninhibited than ever. That, plus the fact that your hormones are raging and you suddenly and desperately want to have sex all the time makes it a great boning period in your life. And even if you do feel a little less flexible re: that new bump, you can still let loose and get your orgasm while making sure that your baby is completely fine. Here are some crazy-hot ways to do it that are percent pregnant-lady-approved.
By Karen Robock Sep 25, Photo: iStockphoto. And let us be the first to tell you, that includes your sex life, too. The good news is, the right pregnancy sex positions can help with the transition—and keep romance in the rotation for those long nine months. By the second trimester , hormonal changes can start working in your favour, often with a boost in energy and libido. Some couples also experience a surge in intimacy, which can be a good thing in the bedroom. After week 20 , doctors advise against any sex positions during pregnancy that keep you on your back for more than a few minutes because your growing uterus can put too much pressure on the vena cava, the vein that carries blood back to the heart from your lower body. Keep encounters in the missionary position short, or save this move for after your baby arrives. If you have any concerns, talk to your healthcare practitioner. The key is to listen to your body, keep open communication with your partner and do what feels good, says Malyszka.
Takeaway: Get sexy by getting comfortable. These seven hot positions are a great way to get it on with a bun in the oven. Pregnancy is one of the most hormonal times in a woman's life. You're up, down, happy, sad, and Yup, you read that right! Many women experience a nice, big spike in their sex drives when they're pregnant. Unfortunately, many women and their partners shy away from sex during pregnancy out of fear, or just because they aren't sure how to work with that big, round belly. So, what's a girl to do when she's hornier than a Viking's helmet with a bun in the oven?