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Sex during pregnancy can be very pleasurable, and can also be the last thing on a pregnant lady’s mind and the thing she’d avoid the most -blame the hormones. Hence, we can’t agree on whether pregnancy and sex are for everyone, we can agree though that it gets uncomfortable at some point due to a massively growing belly. Therefore, here are a few pregnancy sex positions dos and don’ts.
First, let’s agree on something…
There are no rights and wrongs when it comes to sex during pregnancy unless your doctor told you otherwise. This means that you should find whatever is comfortable and feels good for you and your partner, in terms of sex positions or whether you want to have sex at all. You’ve got the green light to almost all sex positions during pregnancy, but we also know that things will get uncomfortable sooner or later, so here are some positions to avoid and others to try.
Positions you’re most likely feel more comfortable to avoid
While most sex positions are okay during pregnancy, we advise you to avoid positions that put pressure on your belly, especially after the 20th week. These positions include the missionary position and other man-on-top positions, where your partner’s weight would be focused against your body, especially your belly.
Positions you’re most likely feel more comfortable in
You can explore the following positions to figure out what feels best for you and your partner.
- Cowgirl (woman on top)
- Reverse cowgirl
- Doggy style (Entry from behind)
- Spooning (Side-to-side)
As we said, it’s a matter of trial and comfort. Always remember to get back to your ob/GYN if you experience any pain or bleeding. Consider your comfort and wellbeing physically and psychologically before anything.