Even Better Than Regular Sex Staying comfortable is the rule, and that may be a challenge both in the beginning of your pregnancy, when you're feeling bone-tired and barfy, and at the end of your pregnancy, when you're huge and again feeling exhausted. The key is to find sexual positions that feel good at every stage. Read on for our trimester-by-trimester guide to getting busy -- with sex positions that will work for each of those nine months.
But if you are in the mood, first-trimester sex has its advantages: Most women are naturally well-lubed, have no big belly to work around, and may be extra-enthusiastic, thanks to the surge in pregnancy hormones that make your lady parts engorged and extra-sensitive.
Sex positions to try: So go ahead -- scissor, get acrobatic, play with sex toys, or explore the entire Kama Sutra! If you're tired, the missionary position is a beautiful thing -- just lie back and enjoy the ride.
Spooning can also be a great lazy-day option. Sex positions to avoid: Good news -- there are no no-nos! And if you're worried that having sex during pregnancy will bring on a miscarriage , rest assured. So talk to your doctor if you're concerned, but know that unless you have a specific medical condition, sex during the first trimester should be perfectly safe. You'll likely have passed the morning-sickness-and-fatigue stage, and may suddenly feel much more energized.
Add in raging pregnancy hormones and, hello, you're ready to bring sexy back. Here's your chance to do fun poses that may get more challenging in the third trimester, thanks to your growing belly. With your man sitting in a chair, straddle him face-forward, so you can gaze into each other's eyes.
This version of "doggy style" facilitates deep penetration, something you may not find comfortable in your third trimester. Lie on your sides, facing one another. Enjoy this face-to-face pose while you still can! Once you're 20 weeks along, avoid positions that have you lying flat on your back, such as the missionary position. Hate to give up that one? Then try wedging a pillow under your left hip. Sexual Positions During the Third Trimester Sex can still be great when you're in the homestretch, but your ballooning belly may force you to get creative in bed.
Ultimately, the ideal pose places no pressure on your belly and lets you control the depth of penetration. Some sex positions you may find most comfortable at this stage include: Spooning, or side entry, which involves no weight on your belly and shallower penetration Woman on top, where you're in control Rear entry -- whether you're kneeling over a bed, chair or sofa, sitting on your partner's lap facing away from him or standing up perhaps resting your hands on a wall or the back of a sofa Seated on the edge of a bed or chair or the kitchen counter -- whatever works!
Although no positions are technically unsafe other than those that have you flat on your back , some women don't like the feeling of very deep penetration. And while a recent Parents.
The Insider's Guide to Pregnancy and Childbirth, as bacteria can spread to your vagina. And, practically speaking, many pregnant women suffer from hemorrhoids. Lastly, a note about oral sex: It's totally fine to give and receive during any trimester, but your partner should never blow or otherwise force air into your vagina, as in very rare cases it could cause a dangerous embolism when a burst of air blocks a blood vessel.