Home Pregnancy Sex and emotions Sex and relationships in pregnancy Sex positions for pregnancy: First and second trimesters and possibly third trimester, depending on how comfortable you are.
What to be careful of: In the third trimester, you may feel dizzy if you lie on your back. If this happens to you, use pillows to sit up slightly. Regardless of the trimester, you may find it more comfortable to do this anyway. You may also feel uncomfortable if your partner is resting too much of his weight on your bump so make sure you let him know and switch position to the modified missionary below if you have to.
All three trimesters but especially for the third trimester when your bump makes it difficult to get close face to face! In your first and second trimesters you can also support your bump on a pillow and roll over a little on to your front, making it easier for your partner to enter you. He can also easily move his penis out of you and rub it against your clitoris. Penetration can be quite shallow in this position, so if you like it a little deeper, it might not be the one for you.
You can also lean forward in this position, and hold on to the back of the bed for extra support and bounce control! Your partner can prop himself up on pillows to bring him closer to you. This position is also perfect for a quickie on the sofa! Studies show this position gives women more pleasure than others and your partner gets the bonus of being able to see how gorgeous you are during sex! You can try kneeling over him instead.
All three trimesters but especially useful for the third trimester when your bump can get in the way. This position is great for taking the pressure off your back and pelvis and is ideal if you have back or pelvic pain.
You can also try this position on your hands and knees at the edge of the bed, with your partner standing at the foot of the bed. If you have carpal tunnel syndrome or sore wrists then you may need to take the pressure off by standing against a wall or leaning over a sofa.
Penetration can be quite deep so let your partner know if it feels too uncomfortable. A pillow between your bottom and his lower tummy can help to prevent him pushing too far inside you. Leaning forwards can also make this position more comfortable for you. If you are too upright, sometimes it can cause pressure on the front wall of your vagina which you might find uncomfortable.
First trimester and second trimester. Lying face-to-face can feel really intimate and loving. Not much, since penetration tends to be quite shallow in this position. You may find it more comfortable to pop a cushion under your bump to help support it during sex. First and second and possibly third trimesters depending on how comfortable you find it. Your partner does all the work in this position, so you can lie back and relax, while his hands are free to stimulate your breasts and clitoris.
You might find penetration quite shallow in this position. In the third trimester, you may feel a bit dizzy if you lie on your back for too long. If this happens, use pillows to prop yourself up at a slight angle and make sure you are tilted to the left.
If you start to feel dizzy, put a couple of pillows or cushions behind your upper back and head to prop yourself up slightly. Don't forget to download our free app for a day-by-day guide to your pregnancy. Enter your due date or child's birthday Trying to conceive? Enter your email address Track my baby With your permission, we'll send you information about our products and services based on what you're looking for via email, our apps, and our site.
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